“The Psalter” by Martin Luther

This post is a marvelous quote from the great Reformer Martin Luther on the nature, purpose, and value of the book of Psalms, the OT Psalter. Every paragraph contains a nugget of gospel truth. Thanks for sharing this with us, Nick. I pass it on so that others may benefit too.

Tolle Lege

“The Psalter ought to be a precious and beloved book, if for no other reason than this: it promises Christ’s death and resurrection so clearly—and pictures His kingdom and the condition and nature of all Christendom—that it might well be called a little Bible. In it is comprehended most beautifully and briefly everything that is in the entire Bible.

In fact, I have a notion that the Holy Spirit wanted to take the trouble Himself to compile a short Bible and book of examples of all Christendom or all saints, so that anyone who could not read the whole Bible would here have anyway almost an entire summary of it, comprised in one little book…

A human heart is like a ship on a wild sea, driven by the storm winds from the four corners of the world. Here it is stuck with fear and worry about impending disaster; there…

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