Luther quote

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“Next to faith this is the highest art — to be content with the calling in which God has placed you. I have not learned it yet.”

                                                                                                     — Martin Luther

 

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Pastor Mark Anderson’s take on the above quote:

There is more to this quote than meets the eye. Luther viewed the ordinary vocations of life as authentic Christian discipleship. This was consistent with his very down-to-earth view of the Gospel and represented one of his most radical insights into the nature of the Christian life. Contrast this with the myriad of current discipleship, following Jesus programs where piety runs amok and which amount to nothing more than spiritual ladder climbing projects.

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10 Responses

  1. Great stuff. Do you know where that’s from?

  2. No, Dave. I got it off a site that has a lot of Luther quotes.

    I’ll try and put up a link to it (soon).

  3. Isn’t lack of contentment basically caused by lack of faith? And yes, it’s tough.

  4. There is more to this quote than meets the eye. Luther viewed the ordinary vocations of life as authentic Christian discipleship. This was consistent with his very down-to-earth view of the Gospel and represented one of his most radical insights into the nature of the Christian life. Contrast this with the myriad of current discipleship, following Jesus programs where piety runs amok and which amount to nothing more than spiritual ladder climbing projects.

  5. St Stephen that is a great quote! Thank you for posting it.

  6. Thanks, St. David!

  7. Maybe so, JS.

    I think it was Jesus who filled us in on what we could do if we had even a small (mustard seed) amount of faith.

  8. Thanks, Pastor Mark.

    I’d like to use your comments in the body of the post.

    What you said was (I believe) very important to understand the quote and the totality of Luther’s theology with respect to the gospel.

  9. Good quote and very helpful definition.
    Here’s something you should enjoy:
    http://www.mbird.com/2011/09/beyond-impertatives-a-must-read-on-the-law/

  10. Thanks, Howard.

    That’s a very good article over at Mockingbird.

    I appreciate you sharing the link.

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