272. Christ is incomprehensible in this life, because He rewards his best and truest servants very badly, so that I am forced to say, “I really don’t know what I am doing, whether I am preaching the truth or not.” That is what tormented Paul and the martyrs as well, as he [Paul], in my opinion, did not have much to say about it, for who can imagine what it was like, where he says in 1 Corinthians 15:31: “I face death every day.” Christ also had His temptations. (p. 396).
In this week’s installment from Off the Record with Martin Luther, Luther explains how Christ rewards his servants poorly in this life:
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