September 16, 2021

Day by Day with Martin Luther

Read: Isaiah 22:1-24:23 Galatians 2:17-3:9 Proverbs 23:15-16

Fight Powerfully”

“Knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation.”
[2nd Peter 1:20]

The kind of study useful to battle, is that one is learned in Scripture, as Paul says: “He must hold firm to the trustworthy Word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it” [Titus 1:9]. We should fight powerfully as with a drawn and naked sword, without any glosses and interpretations. This was the significance of the golden spears in Solomon’s temple. Thus the opponent, overcome by the bright light, must see and confess that God’s sayings stand alone and need no human help. The Word is strong – it stands by itself as our shield.

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