18 October 2012

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

In His Word He offers men Christ's benefactions, in Christ's benefactions the forgiveness of sins and His divine grace, and in His divine grace eternal life and salvation. It follows, then, that the Lord God earnestly seeks their saved, as He reveals in His Word, Isaiah 65:2: "I hold out My hands all the day long to a disobedient people," that is, He woos them ardently to Him and yearns to gather them beneath His wings.—Blessed Johann Gerhard, Postilla II: 211.

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