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Reward Of Keeping God’s Word

By Martin Luther

    Heaven and earth, all the emperors, kings and princes of the world, could not raise a fit dwelling-place for God; yet, in a weak human soul that keeps His Word, He willingly resides.

    Isaiah calls heaven the Lord’s seat, and earth His footstool. He does not call them His dwelling place. When we seek after God, we shall find Him with them that keep His Word.

    Christ says: “If a man love Me, he will keep My words, and My Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him” (John 14:23).

    Nothing could be simpler or clearer than these words of the Saviour, and yet He confounds herewith all the wisdom of the worldly wise. He sought to speak not in sublime but in humble language. If I had to teach a child, I would teach him in the same way.