October 11, 2021

Day by Day with Martin Luther

Read: Jeremiah 16:16-18:23 1st Thessalonians 4:1-5:3 Proverbs 25:6-8

“God’s Goodness”

“He makes peace in your borders; he fills you with the finest of the wheat.”
[Psalm 147:14]

When we see the whole field or just one grain, we should recognize not only God’s goodness, but also His power and say to ourselves: “O lovely grain! God gives you to us in abundance out of His great goodness. And with what great power He protects you. What dangers have you not survived from the hour when you were sown until you are put on the table. With what mighty power has He not torn you from the devil’s hands, which clutch and snatch to destroy you and starve us.” A devout and believing heart understands how useless our plowing and sowing will be without God’s grace and gifts. We are to work with all diligence, as if it depends only on us, yet, knowing it is God that brings the fruit. He will defend it from all the devils.

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