The All and Everything


The All and Everything

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Scripture Text: Galatians 3:9 and Habakkuk 2:1–4

Series: Comments on Galatians

Today's Scripture Jigsaw

Our ears can be so stuffed with religion that we cannot hear the Lord. Religion insists that we have to be good. The Lord says, “Believe.” Religion says to do this and do that so that you may earn God’s favor. The Lord says, “Have faith in me.” With religion, it is always more working but with the Lord, it is finished; there is peace in knowing that he is our merit. Religion knows no end of satisfactions that must still be made. Faith knows and relies on the cross of Christ alone. That is the all and everything. Faith hears, believes, and rests; religion cannot hear and works all the harder. The religious will die in the frustration of working that one final deed that never comes, but “the righteous shall live by his faith.” Stop listening to religion. Hear and believe. 

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