“For several years he [Martin Luther] read through the whole Bible twice a year, cover to cover. He characterized his reading with phrases like “rapping on it” or “knocking on it” for it to open; he “stormed” it or “tasted” individual verses.”—Thomas Kaufmann, A Short Life of Martin Luther, p 60.
The Reformation was fueled by several factors, not least of which was the study of the Word of God. Luther, simultaneously saw himself as highly flawed and weak while also a recipient of God’s magnificent grace in Christ. His self-perception, life, and ministry flowed in large part from his constant study of Scripture.
Yes, Luther was flawed. So are we. Yet, he saw the Grace of God in the Word of God.
May we also follow the pattern of Luther in being ardent students of Scripture.
Rich blessings flow when we regularly delve into the Word of God to gaze upon the glory of Christ.
Yes, this post is short. Reading blogs should never be a substitute for the Word of God. Go read your Bible.