Friday, October 30, 2020

Luther: in the midst of your enemies

Friday, October 30, 2020
    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" [1518], WA, 1:696, quoted in Life Together [1954], Dietrich Bonhoeffer & tr. Daniel W. Bloesch & James H. Burtness, Fortress Press, 2004, p. 27 (see the book)
    See also Ps. 110:2; 23:5; Luke 6:27-29; Rom. 12:14,20
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, remove our fears, and lead us out into the world.
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