Friday, February 18, 2011

Romans: An update

I am now 80 sermons into my early morning adventure and have completed Chapters 1-6.

No 80 is truly electrifying and listening to this (if you can make the time) may well unlock justification by faith in an unfathomable way for you.

This long and steady journey is literally transforming my soul.

"This letter is truly the most important piece in the New Testament. It is purest Gospel. It is well worth a Christian's while not only to memorize it word for word but also to occupy himself with it daily, as though it were the daily bread of the soul. It is impossible to read or to meditate on this letter too much or too well. The more one deals with it, the more precious it becomes and the better it tastes. Therefore I want to carry out my service and, with this preface, provide an introduction to the letter, insofar as God gives me the ability, so that every one can gain the fullest possible understanding of it. Up to now it has been darkened by glosses [explanatory notes and comments which accompany a text] and by many a useless comment, but it is in itself a bright light, almost bright enough to illumine the entire Scripture."

Preface of the Letter of St Paul to the Romans by Martin Luther

1 comment:

Dietzy said...

Cookie - this is an awesome quote... Keep it up buddy! Love from your family down in Bournemouth! X