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thoughts to encourage our loving God!

14 Thenk one of the Twelve, the man called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priestsl 15 and said, “What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” So they weighed out thirty pieces of silver for him.m 16 And from that time he started looking for a good opportunity to betray him. Matthew 26:14-16 CSB

The world has now become very sure of itself. It relies on books and thinks that if these are read it knows everything. The devil almost succeeded in getting me, too, to become lazy and secure and to think: ‘Here you have the books. If you read them you’ll have the answers.’ So the fanatics and sacramentarians suppose that because they have read only one little book they know everything. Against such security I pray the catechism every day like my little Hans and ask God to keep me in his dear, holy Word, lest I grow weary of it.”

I am ending the first day of my vacation… and because of a long flight over night, I didn’t get to my devotional readings in the morning as I normally do.

Nor did I ever think about writing the blog, which was once a daily part of my devotions. To be honest, in the last year, it has become more sporadic. Somedays the reading is done, the blog is started, and life gets in the way… and there have been times where that doesn’t happen.

As I read Luther’s words, I wonder why I write, I just don’t want to be another peddler of words, another opinion out there. I started writing to coordinate and think through my readings, trying to see where my blind spots are in my faith, and in my work. I share it because some have said it does the same for them.

So does this blog help you? Or does it just waste time?

Please let me know…. your thoughts

Martin Luther, Luther’s Works, Vol. 54: Table Talk, ed. Jaroslav Jan Pelikan, Hilton C. Oswald, and Helmut T. Lehmann, vol. 54 (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1999), 163.

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