July 20, 2021

Day by Day with Martin Luther

Read: 2nd Chronicles 1:1-3:17 Romans 6:1-23 Proverbs 19:20-21

“The Purpose of Baptism”

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”
[2nd Corinthians 5:7]

What is the purpose of Baptism? “So that we might become heirs of eternal life”. [Titus 3:7] Not so that we might possess the sort of treasure that greedy people would like, but an eternal treasure that shall be yours eternally. This Baptism takes place to make you a son or daughter, an heir of eternal life, certain that you will not die forever. Therefore, be grateful to God, thank and praise Him, because you have a Savior who is and always will be kind and loving toward humanity; His kindness and love for humanity endure to the end of the world. If you fall, repent; even if everything turns out badly, you will still be an heir of eternal life. We possess this inheritance, but only in hope, and therefore we live in hope, that He will at last come and free us. This is certainly true [Titus 3:8]. To this, let everyone say, “Amen!”

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