Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Sign Posts vs. The Road

"The writings of all 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." ~ Martin Luther, Open Letter to The Christian Nobility

How true is this, especially of us today when we can find a Christian book on any subject? We, at least I know this to be true of myself, are constantly reading Christian writings, which is all well and good; but the only true, life-giving fountain comes from the Word of God. It would do us good to turn to it much more often than we turn to uninspired Christian works.

By His Grace,

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