Martin Luther has something to say

I know all too well that I fall short of the standards set by God’s wholesome law. As I read in I John 1:8-10:

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

Because of this awareness, I’m appreciative of the following quote from the famous reformer Martin Luther:

This life, therefore, is not righteousness but growth in righteousness,
not health but healing, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise.
We are not yet what we shall be but we are growing toward it.
The process is not yet finished but it is going on.
This is not the end but it is the road.
All does not yet gleam in glory but all is being purified.

– Martin Luther

I found this quote on an article entitled Personal Reflection which was recommended on the Reformation 21 blog. I’m looking forward to reading that article this morning.

2 Responses to “Martin Luther has something to say”

  1. mrs darling says:

    Just dropping by to say hi. Enjoyed your quote from Martin Luther.

  2. Joyce says:

    Thank you for stopping by, Mrs. Darling. Somehow the morning got really busy, so maybe I’ll get to read the article tonight. I’ve been enjoying your blog, as well. 🙂