1854. The world is looked upon as a paradise; on the other hand, the Church is despised by the entire world, but nevertheless, highly esteemed by God. Aaron went about splendidly in his priestly vestments and was well received. But we should not concern ourselves with what the world says about us. Why should I care whether money lenders, the nobility, farmers and greedy citizens think I am a piece of filth? At one time, I would have done the same. Therefore, what the world thinks of us should not disturb us. It is important and enough that the devout think well of us. (p. 256-57).
In this week’s installment from Off the Record with Martin Luther, Luther extols the hidden treasures of God:
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