Your work is a very sacred matter. God delights in it, and through it, He wants to best His blessings on you. This praise of work should be inscribed on all tools, on the forehead and the faces that sweat from toiling.
The irony is I stopped going to church a few weeks later.
The more a person loves, the closer he approaches the image of God.
Angels are our true and trusty servants, performing offices and works that one poor miserable mendicant would be ashamed to do for another.
Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are?
Christian life consists of faith and charity
Christ will remain a priest and king; though He was never consecrated by any papist bishop or greased by any of those shavelings; but he was ordained and consecrated by God Himself, and by Him anointed.
Thus every matter, if it is to be done well, calls for the attention of the whole person.
Every country must have its own devil. Welshland its own, and France its own. Our German devil will be a good wind-pipe, and must be called drinking, being so thirsty and hell-like that no guzzling of wine and beer, however large, will cool it off, and I fear that such will ever remain Germany's pla
My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
Our preaching does not stop with the law. That would lead to wounding without binding up, striking down and not healing, killing and not making alive, driving down to hell and not bringing back up, humbling and not exalting. Therefore, we must also preach grace and the promise of forgiveness--this i
All the cunning of the devil is exercised in trying to tear us away from the word.
We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it, the process is not yet finished ...
Faith looks to the word and the promise; that is, to the truth. But hope looks to that which the word has promised, to the gift .
On coming to the house, they (the Magi), saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. (Matthew 2:11) [This] adoration, too, was not the same as the worship of God. In my opinion they did not yet recognize him as God, but they acted in keeping with the custom mentioned i
Why do you rant and brag with such a spate of words, as if you wanted to overwhelm me with a sort of tempest and deluge of oratory-which nevertheless falls with the greater force on your own head, while my ark rides aloft in safety?
All of a Christian's life is one of repentance.
The Devil, it is true, is not exactly a doctor who has taken degrees, but he is very learned, very expert for all that. He has not been carrying on his business during thousands of years for nothing...
I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess.
We do not become righteous by doing righteous deed but, having been made righteous, we do righteous deeds.
I frankly confess that even if it were possible I should not wish to have free choice given to me, or to have anything left in my own hands by which I might strive for salvation.
Many of the ugly pages of American history have been obscured and forgotten
Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God. Martin Lu
Resolved: that every man should live to the glory of God. Resolved second: that whether others do this or not I will.
It is a good thing to let prayer be the first business in the morning and the last in the evening. Guard yourself against such false and deceitful thoughts that keep whispering, "Wait a while. In an hour or so I will pray. I must first finish this or that." Thinking such thoughts we get away from pr
Not only the words (vocabula) which the Holy Spirit and Scripture use are divine, but also the phrasing
You should be certain that angels are protecting you when you go to sleep. Yea, that they are protecting you also in all your business, whether you enter or leave your home.
Do not suppose that abuses are eliminated by destroying the object which is abused. Men can go wrong with wine and women. Shall we then prohibit and abolish women? The sun, the moon, and the stars have been worshiped. Shall we then pluck them out of the sky? ...see how much he [God] has been able to
As long as there is poverty in this world, no man can be totally rich even if he has a billion dollars.
For some years now I have read through the Bible twice every year. If you picture the Bible to be a mighty tree and every word a little branch, I have shaken every one of these branches because I wanted to know what it was and what it meant.