September 9, 2009

Forgiven

My Mum-in-Law hand wrote this out onto an old envelope for my husband...he has kept it in his Bible ever since. It was copied from the back of a church bulletin and where it originally was taken from is unkown to any of us...let me know if any of you can point us to the original source. In the meantime enjoy!

Someone asked Martin Luther, "Do you feel that you have been forgiven?"

He answered, "No, but I am as sure as there is a God in Heaven. For feelings come and feelings go and feelings are deceiving. My warrant is the Word of God, naught else is worth believing. Though all my heart should feel condemned, for want of some sweet token. There is ONE greater than my heart, Whose Word cannot be broken. I'll trust in God's unchanging Word till soul and body sever. For though all things shall pass away, His Word shall stand forever."

Martin Luther (1483-1546)

3 comments:

Heather said...

when i was in high school, going through a rough time, my choir teacher hand wrote the same verse out for me and i memorized it - funny that i was just thinking of it the other day!

Camille said...

Timeless isn't it? Thanks for leaving your comment Heather...have a wonderful day!
Blessings,
Camille

Camille said...

Just one more thing...I think it is so important to realize we have to begin with the Lord and His righteousness. We are only forgiven if we are trusting in the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross...all of Him...not our works, but HIS! See Ephesians 2:8-9