Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Be On Your Guard

"The importance of a proper knowledge of sin is illustrated by a story told of Martin Luther and a man who was seeking an opportunity to stab the Reformer. Luther had received a portrait of the would-be murderer, so that, wherever he went, he was on his guard against the assassin. Using this as an illustration, Luther said,
God knows that there are sins that would destroy us, and he has therefore given us portraits of them in his Word, so that, wherever we see them, we may say, 'That is a sin that would stab me; I must beware of that evil thing, and keep out of its way.'"

-Gary E. Gilley, This Little Church Stayed Home

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