Saturday, July 28, 2012

God Himself Is Our Inheritance

Paul McCain brings a Luther quote to light.  I was struck by the beginning.

This is the consolation we derive from yonder life, that God Himself will be ours and that He will be everything to us.  For picture to yourself all that you would like to have, and you will find nothing better and dearer and worth wishing for than to have God Himself, who is the life and an inexhaustible depth of everything good and of eternal joy.  There is nothing more precious on earth than life.  The whole world dreads nothing more than death and desires nothing more than life.  And this treasure we are to have in Him without measure and without end.

Martin Luther, Luther’s Works, Vol. 28: 1 Corinthians 7, 1 Corinthians 15, Lectures on 1 Timothy, ed. Jaroslav Jan Pelikan, Hilton C. Oswald and Helmut T. Lehmann, 1 Co 15:28 (Saint Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1999).

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