At Rest In Him

Verbum Domini Manet in Aeternum
The Word of the Lord Endures Forever

Daily Reformation, Revelation 14:12-13

From the Reformer

Martin Luther answered modestly and lowly, and yet not without some stoutness of stomach, and Christian constancy. “Considering your sovereign majesty, and your honors, require a plain answer; this I say and profess as resolutely as I may, without doubting or sophistication, that if I be not convinced by testimonies of the Scriptures (for I believe not the pope, neither his general Councils, which have erred many times, and have been contrary to themselves), my conscience is so bound and captivated in these Scriptures and the Word of God, that I will not, nor may not revoke any manner of thing; considering it is not godly or lawful to do anything against conscience. Hereupon I stand and rest: I have not what else to say. God have mercy upon me!”

—John Foxe, Foxe’s Book of Martyrs

Pulling It Together

This life in Christ is sometimes difficult to live. Our patience is tried. We are tempted to wonder if it is worth it. Yet you know it is of eternal worth. When you keep the Name who has found you until the end and are still found in him, you will find rest from these labors. May you keep the faith and find yourself found and at rest in the loving arms of God.

© Mark E. Ryman, Daily Reformation: Devotions with the Reformers

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