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Trusting God to Make a Stand

WALK BY FAITH DAILY DEVOTIONAL: DAY 12

Martin Luther, Christ Alone

We walk by faith, not by sight – 2 Corinthians 5:7

Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John replied, Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to Him? You be the judges! As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard. – Acts 4:18-20 NIV 

You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in Your Word. – Psalm 119:114 NIV

On April 18, 1521 Martin Luther stood before Emperor Charles V and other officials of the church, which in that day, had the power of life and death over Luther. They wanted him to recant of his writing which identified numerous errors in the official teaching of the Roman Catholic Church at that time. The errors violated the very essence of the Gospel—which is, that a person is saved only by God’s grace alone, through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone. Knowing that he could very well be burned at the stake for his profession of faith, Luther said, Here I stand. I cannot do otherwise. God help me. Amen.”

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Paul warned “for the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine…  They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths” – 2 Timothy 4:3-4.  May we also always stand on the truth that the Bible is God’s inspired Word to us and the only authoritative truth to build our life and salvation upon. For the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation deliver to us our Lord, Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.

Reflection Question:

Am I submitted to the authority of God’s Word?

Prayer:

Lord God, may your Word be a lamp for my feet and a light for my path that I may always follow Christ no matter what the cost.

Scripture:

Peter and the other apostles replied: We must obey God rather than human beings! – Acts 5:29 

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