Luther: in the midst of your enemies
Commemoration of Martin Luther, Teacher, Reformer, 1546
The LORD will extend your mighty scepter from Zion;
you will rule in the midst of your enemies.
—Psalm 110:2 (NIV)
The Kingdom is to be in the midst of your enemies. And he who will not suffer this does not want to be of the Kingdom of Christ; he wants to be among friends, to sit among roses and lilies, not with the bad people but the devout people. O you blasphemers and betrayers of Christ! If Christ had done what you are doing, who would ever have been spared?
... Martin Luther (1483-1546), paraphrase from "Sermon on Psalm 110" , WA, 1:696, quoted in Life Together , Dietrich Bonhoeffer & tr. Daniel W. Bloesch & James H. Burtness, Fortress Press, 2004, p. 27 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
Lord, remove our fears, and lead us out into the world.
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