Luther Quote of the Day

The song of Moses is full of denunciation and reproof respecting the many great benefits shown by God to an ungrateful and evil people. He clearly affirms that when they have left God and turned to strange gods, the aforementioned curses will break over them. Moses carries out an office worthy of himself, that is, worthy of the ministry of the Law. He bites, prosecutes, denounces, threatens, curses, and shows nothing but wrath throughout his song. Nevertheless, he feels that this people is not improved as a result of this. Here one can see as in a mirror the power and nature of the Law, that it works wrath and holds under the curse.1

Luther’s works, vol. 9: Lectures on Deuteronomy 1525

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