May 24, 2021

Day by Day with Martin Luther

Read: 2nd Samuel 4:1-6:23 John 13:31-14:14 Proverbs 15:31-32

“Our Inheritance”

“And if children, then heirs – heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.”
[Romans 8:17]

Having heard that Christ, in His own person, had to enter into His glory through suffering and death [Luke 24:26], we are to know that, so it must also be for His kingdom on earth, that is, for His Christendom. His person serves as a model, and all those who are Christians must conform to His image. For this reason His kingdom has had to endure the cross and suffering since the beginning of time; and we must follow the path to glory and life through misery, persecution, shame, and death. If He, our Lord and Head, had to do this, why should we expect something different or better? To sum it up: whoever will be under this Lord, must accustom himself to drink and suffer with Him on the way, in order that he may be raised to glory with Him, as St. Paul says. [Romans 8:17]

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