October 27, 2020

Calvary Lutheran Church

Daily Devotion – October 27, 2 020

Day by Day with Martin Luther

Read: Ezra 6:13 – 22 James 3:1-18

“Preserve the Gospel”

“Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before swine.”
[Matthew 7:6]

The Holy Gospel of our Lord, to our eternal sadness, has become a doormat for much of our world, as I have seen so many walk all over it, and trample it underfoot; even many false preachers and their students. And so we are asked, “what are you going to do about it?” Jesus says, “do not cast it before swine and dogs.” And we think, ‘yes, Lord, but it seems they already have it, since the Gospel is traveling throughout the world.’ And yet, though it is out there, it does not mean they own it, understand it, or have it in their possession. They may get to the trees and see the fruit, but they do not know what to do once the fruit needs to be picked . But all of them, bigwigs or misers, peasants or kings – they shall never get a single taste of the sweetness of the pure Gospel of Jesus.

Anyone who has the true Gospel will never trample underfoot the forgiveness of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We shall all hold in high esteem both the clear Word, and those who preach it and gladly listen to it – so help us, God.

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