March 29, 2021

Day by Day with Martin Luther

Read: Deut. 11:1-12:32 Luke 8:22-39 Proverbs 12:4

“Reason is Darkness”

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”
[1st Peter 2:9]

In this text we see that Peter states clearly that there is only One Light and concludes that all our reason, no matter how clever, is still utter darkness. For although reason can count one, two, three, can also see what is black or white, large and small, it cannot see the substance of faith. Here, reason is stone blind. And even if all mankind were to put all their wisdom together, they could not understand one letter of the Divine Wisdom. Therefore, St. Peter is speaking here of another Light, a Light that is marvelous. He tells us bluntly that we are all in darkness and in blindness if God does not call us into His true light.

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