August 12, 2021

Day by Day with Martin Luther

Read: Nehemiah 3:15-5:13 1st Corinthians 7:25-40 Proverbs 21:5-7

“God’s Will, Christ’s Purpose”

“Moses said, ‘The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brothers. You shall listen to him in whatever he tells you.”
[Acts 3:22]

Everywhere in the Gospel Christ Himself relates all His words and deeds to the Father’s will and counsel. He does so in order to bring about the realization, and the belief, that everything He said and did flowed from the Father’s command and from the Father Himself. Just as the Divine Essence is also from the Father from eternity, so He shows that He did not assume or devise His own office on His own authority, but that it resulted from the Father’s premeditated and firm counsel. We are to believe and know that the Father is just as graciously disposed toward us as is Christ, who mercifully and willingly died for us because this is the Father’s will and command.

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