Daily Reform, Day 142
Galatians 2:17 & John 14:25-27
From the Reformer
In conclusion, if the Law is the minister of sin, it is at the same time the minister of wrath and death. As the Law reveals sin it fills a person with the fear of death and condemnation. Eventually the conscience wakes up to the fact that God is angry. If God is angry with you, He will destroy and condemn you forever. Unable to stand the thought of the wrath and judgment of God, many a person commits suicide.
—Martin Luther, Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians
Pulling It Together
When one tries to turn the Fulfillment of the Law (Matt 5:17) into a Lawman, he has made Jesus into something he is not. The result is a conscience terrified of peace.
© Mark E. Ryman, Daily Reform: Devotions with the Reformers