18 January 2012

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

Oh Lord Jesus Christ, help me to guard myself from spiritual arrogance, nor to demand heaven of You as thought it were Your duty to give it, but only to look to Your gracious promise offered to me in the Gospel, to confide in it, to rely on it with a firm faith, and never to falter in any tribulation; that like righteous Isaac in his father's possession I too may thus, unhindered by any wicked spirit, peacefully possess Your heavenly inheritance, where I will praise, extol, thank and serve You forever.  Amen. -- Blessed Valerius Herberger, The Great Works of God III/IV, p. 74.

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