7037. Gifted Students. They talked about what a great difference there was among the better scholars, and that not all students were equal, and some of them were outstanding, but not all of themnn would wake the dead with their oratory skills. Then Dr. Martin Luther made the comment that not all of them were equally gifted; those who were blessed by God had it. God had structured it so that the learned served the uneducated, the uneducated must humble themselves before the learned, whom they need. If everyone were equal, no one would advance, no one would serve the other, there would be no peace.
The peacock complains that it does not have the voice of the nightingale. Therefore, through inequality God has accomplished the greatest parity. For we see, when someone excels, they have more and greater blessings than others, and they become proud and arrogant, exercise dominion over the others, hold them in contempt, and rule over them. That is why God created among the general population people with varied and unequal skills, with many and unequal ranks, and each must reach out a helping hand to the other; no one can do without the other (p. 217).
Mondays with Marty
In this week’s installment from Off the Record with Martin Luther, Luther reminds us that God has gifted students differently:
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