June 08, 2021

Day by Day with Martin Luther

Read: 1st Kings 3:3-4:34 Acts 6:1-15 Proverbs 16:26-27

“The Devil Underfoot”

“… for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
[John 8:44]

“You will certainly have the devil about you. You will not entirely tread him underfoot, because our Lord Christ Himself also could not entirely avoid Him. Now, what is the devil? Nothing other than what the Scriptures call him, a liar and a murderer. He is a liar, to lead the heart astray from God’s Word and to blind it, so that your cannot feel your distress or come to Christ. He is a murderer, who cannot bear to see you live one single hour. If you could see how many knives, darts, and arrows are every moment aimed at you, you would be glad to come to the Sacrament as often as possible. But there is no reason why we walk about so securely and carelessly, except that we neither think nor believe that we are in the flesh and in this wicked world or in the devil’s kingdom.

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