March 03, 2021

Day by Day with Martin Luther

Read: Leviticus 27:14-Numbers 1:54 Mark 11:1-26 Proverbs 10:23

“Unwavering Belief”

“For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one origin. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers, saying, “I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.”
[Hebrews 2:11-12]

Therefore, even though your own unworthiness hits you in the head when you should pray, and you think: “my sins are too great, I worry that I cannot be Christ’s brother,” strike out and defend yourself as best as you can against those thoughts. Be confident and bold, knowing you can answer the devil’s suggestions: “I know very well what I am a sinner, and you do not need to tell or teach me that, for that is not your business to judge me. Therefore, go away, you lying spirit, for I will not listen to you. For, here is my Lord Christ, God’s only Son, who died for me and rose from the dead. He tells me that my sins are forgiven and forgotten, and He wants to be my brother. He wants me to believe this from my heart without wavering; and so, devil, get away – leave me alone.”

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