5422. God could become rich in many ways, if He wanted to. If he would make me His agent, I would succeed in bringing him money enough. I would charge a woman just one guilder per year to be free of fleas, or just one guilder from a person so that he could sleep. And then if He would send out an angel, who took money to cure all types of illnesses, what would he not receive for money! But he doesn’t do that, just bestows His gifts for nothing. (p. 435)
In this week’s installment from Off the Record with Martin Luther, Luther marvels at the fact that God gives his gifts freely:
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