“Heavenly cunning” by Martin Luther

“Let us equip ourselves against the accusations of Satan with passages of Holy Scripture. If he says, ‘Thou shalt be damned,’ you tell him: ‘No, for I fly to Christ who gave Himself for my sins. In accusing me of being a damnable sinner, you are cutting your own throat, Satan. You are reminding me of God’s fatherly goodness toward me, that He so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. In calling me a sinner, Satan, you really comfort me above measure.’ With such heavenly cunning we are to meet the devil’s craft and put from us the memory of sin.”

–Martin Luther, Commentary on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians, trans. Theodore Conrad Graebner (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1939), 19.

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