May 28, 2021

Day by Day with Martin Luther

Read: 2nd Samuel 13:1-16:23 John 17:1-19:22 Proverbs 16:6-11

“Living in the Light”

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
[Psalm 119:105]

It is a great gift of God to live in the light of the Word and the divine calling. For it is the golden and round crown that shines around the heads of the saints, as they are commonly depicted, namely, the Word, which directs the course of life day and night. Thus David says so in Psalm 119:105. Human reason is darkness. Therefore it has no need of the light of the Word as a leader and guide … we must note this carefully in order that we may know that nothing should be done, considered, and carried out rashly, but only when we have the Word of God, whether it is written in a book or, if anything special is to be undertaken, has been handed down by parents or magistrates. Consequently, we should do nothing contrary to the obedience and reverence we owe to God. One should not invite the devil into their home as a guest, that would certainly be a foolish thing to do.

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