Friday, July 18, 2014

Luther: hungry for Christ

Friday, July 18, 2014
    Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
    —John 4:13-14 (NIV)
    The proverb has it that Hunger is the best cook. The Law makes afflicted consciences hungry for Christ. Hungry hearts appreciate Christ. Thirsty souls are what Christ wants.
    ... Martin Luther (1483-1546), Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians, tr. Theodore Graebner, MobileReference, 2009, p. 134 (see the book)
    See also John 4:13-14; Ps. 42:1-2; Matt. 11:28-30; John 6:27,35; 7:38; Gal. 3:21; Rev. 7:16
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You alone quench my thirst.
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