05 February 2013

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

Therefore let go your own thoughts and feelings and esteem this book [the Sacred Scriptures] as the best and purest treasure, as a mine full of great wealth, which can never be exhausted or sufficiently excavated. Thus you will find the divine wisdom which God presents in the Bible in a manner so simple that it damps the pride of clever people and brings it to nought. In this book you will find the swaddling clothes and the manger in which Christ lies, and to which the angel directs the shepherds. Those swaddling clothes are shabby and poor, yet precious is the treasure wrapped in them, for it is Christ.—Blessed Martin Luther, Table Talk 6.16

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