Pristine Grace

The Word of the Lord
by Martin Luther

“For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth,and the flower thereof falleth away: But the Word of the Lord endureth forever. And this is the Word which by the gospel is preached unto you” (1 Peter 1:24).

     We must make a great difference between God’s Word and the word of man. Man’s word is like a little sound which flies into the air and soon vanishes; but the Word of God is greater than heaven and earth; yea, it is greater than death and hell, for it is the power of God and remains everlastingly.  Therefore, we ought diligently to learn God’s Word, and we must know certainly and believe that God Himself speaks with us.