11 June 2021

Gerhard and Walther

It’s just as a child: he does not prescribe to his father the time or the manner for helping, but leaves it to his wisdom and to his fatherly will. All this so that we do not out of mistrust expect something contrary to His Word and His will.—Johann Gerhard, Schola Pietatis III:137.

No, God had an inexpressibly higher, more glorious intention in creating us. He wanted to make us blessed, not by the enjoyment and love of the creature, but the enjoyment and love of God Himself.—C. F. W. Walther, God Grant It!, p. 497

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