Therefore there is no reason for us to be presumptuous and proud about our wisdom or to despair because of our sins. For He is above, outside, and below all things. Before Him everything is nothing, and nothing is everything; for He “gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist” (Rom. 4:17).
Luther’s works, vol. 7: Lectures on Genesis: Chapters 38-44 p 247