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For God, “Every Day is Friday”

…There can be no better government for this world than the devil’s, or instead of the devil’s, the government of the Pope. For this is what the world wants.  What the devil wants goes forth and mightily prospers; what God wants both in the spiritual and worldly government, never succeeds without innumerable hindrances…

Luther, Church Postil, 2nd Sunday after Trinity, 48

Why does the world love the devil and the Pope?  According to Luther, because the world loves success and glory and splendor.

On the other hand, God’s will “never succeeds” without being constantly interfered with, hassled, etc.

Lutherans discover a “good giver.”

Well, hardly a Sunday goes by, and certainly not a council meeting, where someone doesn’t talk about how large our congregation once was, how it’s “dying” now, and how we are losing all the “good givers” (i.e. they are dying, or the pastor is driving them off) and we aren’t getting new ones.

Oh, if only we could go back to Egypt, where the pews were full, and we sang Amazing Grace every week, and the pastor’s sermons were 4 minutes long because he understood that we knew everything already!

But now this guy keeps talking about Christ crucified, making us sing Lutheran hymns, and interrupting donut time with the small catechism!  and if he keeps that up nobody’s going to want to come here!


They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men. Ps. 73:5

Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out of them. Ps. 73:10

Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency. Ps. 73:13

How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors. As a dream when one awaketh, so, O Lord, when Thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image. Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reigns. Ps. 73: 19-21

Whom have I in heaven but Thee? And there is nothing on earth that I desire beside thee. Ps. 73:25

But it is good for me to draw near to God Ps 73:28

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