September 14, 2021

Day by Day with Martin Luther

Read: Isaiah 15:1-18:7 Galatians 1:1-24 Proverbs 23:12

“Eternal Food”

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”
[John 6:51]

Christ wanted to avert our harm and doom by exhorting us to turn our attention to the eternal food [the Gospel], for this food does not perish. But if it is taken away, you would die forever. How eagerly you should strive for this food and not despise it, but esteem it above everything as an enduring food that gives eternal life. You must go in quest for this food: for when the perishable food vanishes you will be saved forever and have eternal life. Thus St. Peter exclaimed … “Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life…” [John 6:68]

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