December 10, 2021

Day by Day with Martin Luther

Read: Amos 1:1-9:15 Revelation 2:1-3:22 Proverbs 29:19-23

“Proper Reading of the Scriptures”

“To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”
[Acts 10:43]

Therefore, whoever wants to read the Scriptures correctly and with profit, let them make sure that they find Christ in them. Then they will certainly find eternal life.

On the other hand, if I do not study and learn in the writings of Moses and the Prophets, that for the sake of my salvation Christ descended from heaven, became man, suffered, died, was buried, rose again, and ascended to heaven, in order that through Him I might have reconciliation with God, forgiveness of my sins, grace, righteousness, and eternal life, then my reading of Scripture will not help me for salvation one bit. But all that will not help me at all, for I do not find Christ, then I will not find salvation and eternal life either.

Instead, I will find bitter death, for our dear God has decreed that there is no other name given to human beings by which they can be saved, except in the name of Jesus [Acts 4:12].

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