Walther Quote of the Day

Acts 2: 4, 6-7, 11, 13

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. … And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? … both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians–we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” … But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”

We see here a picture of how the Holy Ghost works in every person in whose heart He abides. He does not awaken in a person great thoughts about himself, thoughts about his holiness, his worthiness, or the merits that make him better than others. Just the opposite! As soon as the Holy Ghost enters into the heart of an individual, he becomes smaller and more modest. He no longer knows anything about himself in which he can boast, and he no longer  despairs on account of his sins. He is insignificant in his own eyes, but he recognizes how great is the love of God—the patience of the Father, the redemption of Christ, and the comfort of the Holy Ghost. …

God Grant It: Daily Devotions from C. F. W. Walther p 460


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