Martin Luther on the First Sin

“The sin underneath all our sins is to trust the lie of the serpent that we cannot trust the love and grace of Christ and must take matters into our own hands”
― Martin Luther

I don’t know about anyone else, but this is certainly true of me. One of the books I read during Lent (40 Days of Decrease by Alicia Britt Chole) suggested that we fast from premature resolution — in other words, wait for God rather than rushing to find the answer yourself when there is a problem or question. I’m trying to do this, but it’s hard. I like to fix things, get things done, take care of any issues. Why? Because if I don’t, I worry about it (there’s that lack of trust issue). So, like any addict, I’m taking it one day at a time.

What about you, reader? What’s the sin you need to conquer every day?

For more about sin see these posts:

Wash Away Your Sins

A Prayer Confessing our Sins

Sin Consciousness– Why We Need It

Martin Luther on Sin

“If as God’s Son, Jesus shed His blood to redeem us and cleanse us from sin, and if we believe this, rubbing it under the devil’s nose whenever he tries to plague and terrify us with our sins, the devil will soon be beaten; he will be forced to withdraw and to stop pestering us.”

For more Martin Luther quotes see:

Martin Luther on Uncertainty

A Quote from Martin Luther

Martin Luther on Facing Challenges