Walther Quote of the Day

As God could not have had any assistant in creating the world, which He made out of nothing, so also the Son of God could not have been helped by any kind of creature at the second creation, the redemption of the world. He trod the winepress of God’s wrath alone, and only He could have done this. Woe, therefore, to the person who wants to be saved but does not seek his salvation in Christ alone, who wants to merit something for himself before God. Therefore, it says i the hymn:

Christ says: ‘Come, ye heavy-laden,
I your weary hearts will gladden;
They that are yet strong and well,
Despise the best physician’s skill.
‘Couldst thou earn thine own salvation,
Useless were My death and Passion;
This feast is not spread for thee,
If thine own helper thou wilt be.’ (ELHB 441:5, 6)

God Grant It: Daily Devotions from C. F. W. Walther p 252-253


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