Monday, February 06, 2017

Luther: the burden of sin

Monday, February 6, 2017
    Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
    —Matthew 11:28 (KJV)
    Either sin is with you, lying on your shoulders, or it is lying on Christ, the Lamb of God. Now if it is lying on your back, you are lost; but if it is resting on Christ, you are free, and you will be saved. Now choose what you want.
    ... Martin Luther (1483-1546), What Luther Says: an anthology, v. II, Ewald Martin Plass, ed., Concordia Pub. House, 1959, p. 607 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 11:28; Ps. 38:4; Isa. 66:2; Mic. 6:6-8; Matt. 23:2-4; John 8:31-32; 16:33; 2 Cor. 12:9-10; Gal. 5:1
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I acknowledge that I cannot bear my burden of sin, and I praise you for taking it from me.
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