July 26, 2021

Day by Day with Martin Luther

Read: 2nd Chronicles 17:1-18:34 Romans 9:25-10:13 Proverbs 20:2-3

“A Wonderful Victory”

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;”

[Psalm 23:5]

How highly “blessed David” exalts and highly praises the dear Word of God, namely, by telling us that by means of it the believers gain the victory over the devil, the world, the flesh, sin, conscience, and death. When one has the Word, and in faith clings to it firmly, these enemies, who otherwise are invincible, must all yield and let themselves be taken captive. It is, however, a wonderful victory and power, also a very proud and haughty boast on the part of the believers, that they may compel and conquer all these horrible enemies – not by raging – but by Christ. All of this is only accomplished in His Word. For in Scripture, “eating and drinking” means believing and clinging firmly to the Word; and from it proceeds joy, peace, comfort, strength, and the like.

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