VERSE OF THE WEEK
A SONG OF ASCENTS. OF DAVID.
O LORD, my heart is not lifted up;
my eyes are not raised too high;
I do not occupy myself with things
too great and too marvelous for me.
But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
O Israel, hope in the LORD
from this time forth and forevermore.
Psalm 131, ESV
WISDOM OF THE WEEK
ANOTHER passage is that of Jeremiah x. 23,
“I know, O Lord, that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.”
This passage (says the Diatribe) rather applies “to the events of prosperity, than to the power of Free-will.”
Here again the Diatribe, with its usual audacity, introduces a gloss according to its own pleasure, as though the Scripture were fully under its control. But in order to any one’s considering the sense and intent of the prophet, what need was there for the opinion of a man of so great authority! — Erasmus says so! it is enough! it must be so! If this liberty of glossing as they lust, be permitted the adversaries, what point is there which they might not carry? Let therefore Erasmus shew us the validity of this gloss from the scope of the context, and we will believe him.
Martin Luther, On the Enslaved Will; Section CXXIII; First Paragraph; www.ccel.org/ccel/luther/bondage.xii.xlviii.html
verse of the month - September
Hebrews 13. 1-17, ESV
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