03 October 2008

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

What is daily renewal? It is the continuation of the work of grace that the Holy Ghost began in our soul by justification through faith. It is the hearty diligence that the believing Christian exercises daily in putting off, more and more, the old man, always striving to avoid error and suppressing sin in himself. It is the earnest daily effort to put on the new man, growing in doctrine and spiritual wisdom, so the Christian becomes conformed more and more to the image of Jesus Christ in thoughts, words, and deeds. In this daily renewal of the Christian he must constantly war against his weakness and the great corruption in himself in order that they do not rule him. - C. F. W. Walther, *God Grant It!* p. 797

1 comment:

orthodoxy hunter said...

No comments eh? I think you might get roasted on a certain forum if you posted that. heh.