Gospel-Driven Quote of the Week

Note carefully how Martin Luther counsels and comforts the afflicted, weary Christian as he or she struggles with his or her sin in the pursuit of holiness:

“Because of this faith in Christ, God seeth not my doubting of His good will towards me, my distrust, heaviness of spirit, and other sins which are yet in me. For as long as I live in the flesh, sin is truly in me. But because I am covered under the shadow of Christ’s wings, as is the chicken under the wing of the hen, and dwell without any fear under that most ample and large heaven of the forgiveness of sins, which is spread over me, God covereth and pardoneth the remnant of sin in me: that is to say, because of that faith wherewith I began to lay hold upon Christ, He accepteth my imperfect righteousness even for perfect righteousness, and counteth my sin for no sin, which notwithstanding is sin indeed.

“Because of this faith in Christ, God seeth not my doubting of His good will towards me, my distrust, heaviness of spirit, and other sins which are yet in me.”

So we shroud ourselves under the covering of Christ’s flesh, who is our “cloudy pillar for the day, and our pillar of fire for the night.” (Exod. xiii. 21), lest God should see our sin. And although we see it, and for the same do feel the terrors of conscience, yet flying unto Christ, our mediator and reconciler (through whom we are made perfect) we are sure and safe: for as all things are in Him, so through Him we have all things, who also doth supply whatsoever is wanting in us. When we believe this, God winketh at the sins and remnants of sin yet sticking to our flesh, and so covereth them, as if they were no sin. Because, saith He, thou believest in My Son, although thou has many sins, yet they shall be forgiven thee, until thou be clean delivered from them by death.” Galatians Commentary, pp. 129-130

One Response to Gospel-Driven Quote of the Week

  1. Paulo says:

    The peace,

    I am Brazilian never visited the United States, I found Blog for Google and I am writing for you through a tratutor. I found very interesting the post on Barack Obama, accompany almost everyday Announce them here of New Times in Brazil, the North American election is very important for the World. I am Protestant, I accompany and ví the profile of each one of Candidados, I twist for a republican, for his/her conservative position regarding Homosexualismo, I am against the war of Iraq that he Supports, but I Admire them USES for being a country of Evangelical Cradle and I believe that will find many Americans in the Sky. Martin Luther Jing was a great Man very used by God, to unite White and Black in a Christian Country in that the own Faith should not have this difference. Here it is going my opinion.

    Deus Abençõe America!!!
    [enter in my Blog has translation for English http://www.clipgospelmusic.blogspot.com

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