June 25, 2021

Day by Day with Martin Luther

Read: 2nd Kings 8:1-12:21 Acts 16:16-18:22 Proverbs 17:26-18:1

“The Names of God”

“He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and merciful.”
[Psalm 11:4]

He does not simply put down His name as only “God and Lord”, but as “gracious and merciful Lord.” The names “God” and “Lord” contain something terrifying, for they are the names of majesty. But the surnames “gracious and merciful” contain pure comfort and joy. I do not know if God, anywhere in the Scriptures lets Himself be called by lovelier names. He wants to impress upon our heart with sweet words, that we really ought to accept and honor His remembrance with joy and love, along with praise and thanks. Do not give Him a different name in your heart, or make Him anything else in your conscience. You would do Him an injustice and a great wrong, and yourself the greatest harm.

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