Why We Need the Law (According to Martin Luther)

“The proverb has it that Hunger the best cook. The Law makes afflicted consciences hungry for Christ. Christ tastes good to them. Hungry hearts appreciated 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 disperse them only to those who need them and really desire them.”

Martin Luther

For more Martin Luther quotes see these posts:

Martin Luther on Sin

Martin Luther on the Kingdom of God

Martin Luther on the First Sin