March 22, 2021

Day by Day with Martin Luther

Read: Numbers 33:40-35:34 Luke 5:12-28 Proverbs 11:23

“The Judgement of Reason”

“ For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”
[1st Corinthians 1:19]

When God proposes the doctrines of faith, He always proposes what is simply impossible and absurd; if, that is, you only want to use human reason. It does seem ridiculous to human reason that in the Lord’s Supper the body and blood of Christ are presented, that “Baptism is a washing of regeneration and renewal in the Holy Spirit” [Titus 3:5], that Christ the Son of God was conceived and carried in the womb of the Virgin, the He was born, that He suffered a death on a cross, raised again, that He is now sitting at the right hand of the Father. Reason does not understand this at all, for it does not understand God, nor will it ever. Faith slaughters reason, and kills the beast, that the whole world, and all the creatures cannot kill.

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