13 February 2012

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

Here the question is: Why did Abraham's servant have to put his hand under his master's thigh when he swore this oath?  I will give you simple answer:  the servant had to reach for and swear by the Messiah, our Lord Jesus Christ, who was to come from Abraham's thigh according to the flesh; just as men today swear by putting their hand on a crucifix, which is an image of Jesus Christ. --Blessed Valerius Herberger, The Great Works of God III/IV, p. 132,133.

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