Thursday, October 21, 2010

Reverence for Scripture

During my study this morning, I came across this quote and liked it enough to post it here.  I love finding quotes of truth from saints of old.  I hope it will be a blessing to you.

"I beg and faithfully warn every pious Christian not to stumble at the simplicity of the language and the stories that will often meet him there [in the Bible].  He should not doubt that however simple they may seem, these are the very words, works, judgments, and deeds of the high majesty, power, and wisdom of God; for this is Scripture, and it makes fools of all the wise and prudent, and stands open to the small and foolish, as Christ says, in Matthew xi.  Therefore let your own thoughts and feelings go, and think of the Scriptures as the loftiest and noblest of holy things, as the richest of mines, which can never be worked out, so that you may find the wisdom of God that He lays before you in such foolish and simple guise, in order that He may quench all pride.  Here you will find the swaddling-clothes and the manger in which Christ lies, and to which the angel points the shepherds.  Simple and little are the swaddling-clothes, but dear is the treasure, Christ, that lies in them."
-- Martin Luther

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