Now, we are sure that Christ pleases God, that he is holy and so on. Inasmuch, then, as Christ pleases God and we are in him, we also please God and are holy.--Martin Luther, Galatians (Crossway, 1998), 205
Although sin still remains in us, and although we daily fall and offend, grace is more abundant and stronger than sin. The mercy and truth of the Lord reign over us forever. Therefore, sin cannot make us afraid or make us doubt God's mercy in us. For Christ, that most mighty giant, has abolished the law, condemned sin, and vanquished death and all evils.
So long as he is at the right hand of God making intercession for us, we cannot doubt God's grace and favor toward us.
01 October 2011
That Most Mighty Giant
Luther, lecturing on Galatians 4:6--
Posted by Dane Ortlund at Saturday, October 01, 2011