May 12, 2021

Day by Day with Martin Luther

Read: 1st Samuel 12:1-13:23 John 7:1-30 Proverbs 15:4

“My Refuge”

“He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.”
[Psalm 62:6]

As long as you believe this, you are really safe, even though it were to rain and snow angry heathens, kings, and princes, with all their power, for nine years without interruption, and all the devils besides. I have used the word “refuge” for the Hebrew, which means “a rock”. For we call “refuge” that on which we depend and with which we are comforted. Thus he wants to say now: I know that my salvation comes from Him. Why? Because I have not selected any man, no matter how great, mighty, or rich he might be, as my boast; nor have I set my heart on any man. But for this I have chosen God, from whom alone all my happiness and salvation is to come and will come. He calls God his “Rock” because he sets the sure and certain confidence of his heart on Him.

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