Wednesday, June 28, 2006

I'm reading the Legacy of Sovereign Joy.

Quote from Martin Luther:
"The writings of all the holy fathers should be read only for a time, in order that through them we may be led to the Holy Scriptures. As it is, however, we read them only to be absorbed in them and never come to the Scriptures. We are like men who study the sign-posts and never travel the road. The dear fathers wished by their writing, to lead us to the Scriptures, but we so use them as to be led away from the Scriptures, through the Scriptures alone are our vineyard in which we ought all to work and toil."

4 comments:

faith said...

I like the sign post comment.

Anna said...

*confused* sign post comment?

Is this some evil ploy to get comments!!!?
Ah well.

Sue said...

This is so true! Why is it so hard sometimes to read and study the Bible when I could just read and read and read other things, including commentaries ON the Bible? Oh, Lord, melt my heart and mold me to what you want me to be! My heart is so hard.

faith said...

The part of the comment that talks about the sign posts...

No, if I had an evil ploy to get comments, you would never suspect me... hahaha ahahahah ahahahah hahahah!!! This wasn't even a good post to get comments on. People don't normally comment on quotations or bible verses or songs.