Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
-Strive against all of your efforts to prove your righteousness.
-Strive against all of your efforts to justify yourself.
-When things get hard, Satan says, “quit.”
-When things get hard, Jesus says, “rest.”
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
“I simply taught, preached, wrote God‘s Word: otherwise, I did nothing. And when, while I slept, I drank Wittenberg beer with my Phillip and my Amsdorf, the word so greatly weakened the papacy that never a prince or an emperor inflicted such damage upon it, I did nothing. The word did it all.”