Sunday, June 13, 2010

Luther on the Psalms

Martin Luther said, “The Psalter ought to be a dear and beloved book, if only because it promises Christ’s death and resurrection so clearly and so depicts His kingdom and the condition and nature of all Christendom that we may call it a little Bible. Most beautifully and briefly it embraces everything in the entire Bible…Therefore it seems to me that the Holy Spirit wanted to take the trouble of compiling a short Bible…with this purpose in mind: that whoever could not read the whole Bible would here have practically an entire summary of it, comprised in one booklet…The Psalter is the book of all saints, and everyone, whatever his situation may be, finds words in it that fit his situation and apply to his case so exactly that it seems they were put in this way only for his sake.”

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