The true despisers of the world are the people who accept what God sends them, gratefully use all things when they have them, and gladly do without them if God takes them away

-Martin Luther
Martin Luther

Good works are the seals and proofs of faith; for even as a letter must have a seal to strengthen the same, even so faith must have good works.

Martin Luther
This is that mystery which is rich in divine grace unto sinners: wherein by a wonderful exchange, our sins are no longer ours but Christ's; and the righteousness of Christ is not Christ's but ours. He has emptied himself of his righteousness that he might clothe us in it, and fill us with it: and he has taken our evils upon himself that he might deliver us from them.
Martin Luther

A good servant is a real godsend, but truly this is a rare bird in the land.

Martin Luther
The Bible is alive, it speaks to me; it has feet, it runs after me; it has hands, it lays hold of me.
Martin Luther

God has surely promised His grace to the humbled: that is, to those who mourn over and despair of themselves. But a man cannot be thoroughly humbled till he realizes that his salvation is utterly beyond his own powers, counsels, efforts, will and works, and depends absolutely on the will, counsel, pleasure and work of Another -- God alone.

Martin Luther
I've got so much work to do today, I'd better spend two hours in prayer instead of one.
Martin Luther

Let every man recognize what he is, and be certain that we are all equally priests, that is, we have the same power in the word and in any sacrament whatever.

Martin Luther
Strange, though I am saved from sin, I am not saved from sinning.
Martin Luther

We are nothing with all our gifts be they ever so great, except God assist us.

Martin Luther
Our loving God wills that we eat, drink and be merry.