30 January 2014

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

This captain gave a good witness: he had built a school [synagogue] and loved his servant. However, as he came to Christ, he forgot all this. So also we, when we deal with God, all trust in our own worthiness has to fall by the wayside. We must never think about our prior good works. Instead, purely and simply, we must cling to the goodness of God.—Johann Gerhard, Homily on the Third Sunday after Epiphany (Postilla I:174)

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