Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Martin Luther Quote

This is too good not to share. Read it first at Jared Wilson's.
The heart of man finds it difficult to believe that so great a treasure as the Holy Ghost is gotten by the mere hearing of faith. The hearer likes to reason like this: Forgiveness of sins, deliverance from death, the gift of the Holy Ghost, everlasting life are grand things. If you want to obtain these priceless benefits, you must engage in correspondingly great efforts. And the devil says, "Amen."
Jared's title for the post is a commentary of piercing insight: "What'll Preach That's of the Devil." Yup. Effort is easy to preach, it seems. It's the thin reed that most of our preachers seem to rely on.

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