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Daily Reformation, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

From the Reformer

God not only pardoned our iniquities, but in addition overwhelmed us with blessings and spiritual gifts. Many, however, are ungrateful. Worse, by opening again a window to the devil many begin to loathe God’s Word, and end by perverting the Gospel.

—Martin Luther, Commentary on St. Paul’s Commentary to the Galatians

Pulling It Together

What better way is there to open “a window to the devil” than by shutting the door on God’s will? When God says move out, move out! Do not be complacent. Use what he has given you to do what he has put before you. Too often the Christian says, “I don’t know what God wants me to do,” when the Lord has set the very task before him. Or, knowing what should be done, the Christian says, “I could never do that,” when God has equipped him—whether or not, like Moses, he thinks so. It is a matter of trust. Will God be with you if you move out in faith? Yes. Equally true is this: If you sit still and do nothing, the devil is coming through the window.

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

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