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“To be convinced in our hearts that we have forgiveness of sins and peace with God by grace alone is the hardest thing.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians
“We are nothing with all our gifts be they ever so great, except God assist us.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians
“By faith we began, by hope we continue, and by revelation we shall obtain the whole.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians
“If there is anything in us, it is not our own; it is a gift of God. But if it is a gift of God, then it is entirely a debt one owes to love, that is, to the law of Christ. And if it is a debt owed to love, then I must serve others with it, not myself.

Thus my learning is not my own; it belongs to the unlearned and is the debt I owe them...My wisdom belongs to the foolish, my power to the oppressed. Thus my wealth belongs to the poor, my righteousness to the sinners...

It is with all these qualities that we must stand before God and intervene on behalf of those who do not have them, as though clothed with someone else's garment...But even before men we must, with the same love, render them service against their detractors and those who are violent toward them; for this is what Christ did for us.”
Martin Luther, Luther's Works Lectures on Galatians/Chapters 5-6 Chapters 1-6
“It is easy enough to do good once or twice, but to keep on doing good without getting disgusted with the ingratitude of those whom we have benefited, that is not so easy.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians
“If we do not love God and His Word what difference does it make if we love anything at all?”
Martin Luther, Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians
“The article of justification must be sounded in our ears incessantly
because the frailty of our flesh will not permit us to take hold of it
perfectly and to believe it with all our heart.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians
“The world bears the Gospel a grudge because the Gospel condemns the religious wisdom of the world.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians
“The heavenly blessing is to be delivered from the law, sin and death; to be justified and quickened to life: to have peace with God; to have a faithful heart, a joyful conscience, a spiritual consolation; to have the knowledge of Jesus Christ; to have the gift of prophecy, and the revelation of the Scriptures; to have the gift of the Holy Ghost, and to rejoice in God.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians
“God does not slack his promises because of our sins... or hasten them because of our righteousness and merits. He pays no attention to either.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians
“Did Christ die, or did He not die? Was His death worth while, or was it not? If His death was worth while, it follows that righteousness does not come by the Law. Why was Christ born anyway? Why was He crucified? Why did He suffer? Why did He love me and give Himself for me? It was all done to no purpose if righteousness is to be had by the Law.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians
“Christ is no Moses, no law-giver, no tyrant, but the Mediator for sins, the Giver of grace and life.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians
“Hereby we may understand that God, of His special grace, maketh the teachers of the gospel subject to the Cross, and to all kinds of afflicitons, for the salvation of themselves and of the people; for otherwise they could by no means beat down this beast which is called vain-glory.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians
“My neighbor is every person, especially those who need my help, as Christ explained in the tenth chapter of Luke. Even if a person has done me some wrong, or has hurt me in any way, he is still a human being with flesh and blood. As long as a person remains a human being, so long is he to be an object of our love.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians
“The proverb has it that Hunger is the best cook. The Law makes afflicted consciences hungry for Christ. Christ tastes good to them. Hungry hearts appreciate Christ. Thirsty souls are what Christ wants. He invites them: "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Christ's benefits are so precious that He will dispense them only to those who need them and really desire them.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians
“The article of justification is fragile. Not in itself, of course, but in us. I know how quickly a person can forfeit the joy of the Gospel.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians
“Hence the best service that anybody can render God is diligently to hear and read God's Word.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians
“We find no rest for our weary bones unless we cling to the word of grace.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians
“So, we, at this day, when we thought we should have found favor among our own countrymen, for that we preached unto them the gospel of peace, life, and eternal salvation; instead of favor, we have found bitter and cruel hatred.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians
“The Gospel is true because it deprives men of all glory, wisdom, and righteousness and turns over all honor to the Creator alone. It is safer to attribute too much glory unto God than unto man.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians
“Peter erred in life and in doctrine. Paul might have dismissed Peter's error as a matter of no consequence. But Paul saw that Peter's error would lead to the damage of the whole Church unless it were corrected. Therefore he withstood Peter to his face. The Church, Peter, the apostles, angels from heaven, are not to be heard unless they teach the genuine Word of God.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians
“We need a millstone around our neck to keep us humble.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians
“Jerome was a marvelous advocate of chastity: yet hear his confession: “O, how often have I thought myself to be in the midst of the vain delights and pleasures of Rome, even when I was in the wild wilderness.” Again, “I, who for fear of hell had condemned myself to such a prison, thought myself oftentimes to be dancing among young women, when I had no other company, but scorpions and wild beasts. My face was pale with fasting, but my mind was inflamed with desires in my cold body: and although my flesh was half-dead already, yet the flames of fleshly lust, boiled within me, etc.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians
“We also know that God is no respecter of persons. A plain factory hand who does his work faithfully pleases God just as much as a minister of the Word.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians
“It is a common saying that a letter is a dead messenger; for it can give no more than it hath. And no letter is written so exactly, that there is nothing lacking.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians
“We rightly confess, in our articles of belief, that there is a holy church; for it is invisible, dwelling in a place that none can attain unto, and therefore her holiness cannot be seen; for God doth so hide and cover her with infirmities, with errors, with divers forms of the cross and offences, that according to the judgment of reason, it is nowhere to be seen.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians
“The Law terrorizes the conscience. The Law reveals the wrath and judgment of God. The Gospel does not threaten. The Gospel announces that Christ is come to forgive the sins of the world. The Gospel conveys to us the inestimable treasures of God.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians
“God is our Father and our God, but only in Christ Jesus.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians
“But the truth will win out.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians
“fanatics. Every teacher of work-righteousness is a trouble-maker.”
Martin Luther, Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians

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