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Yield to the Lord

May 20, 2019
By Martin Luther

The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when He delights in his way.

PSALM 37:23

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Yield to the Lord

Still more comfort! Not only are you to have plenty of temporal possessions, but everything you do, your whole life and conduct, will succeed and prosper, because you trust God, surrender yourself and your cause to Him, and remain yielded to Him throughout your life. Thus you cause Him to find pleasure, delight, and satisfaction in advancing your works and ways. But this is opposed by the fact that a God-pleasing way of life receives no support but only hindrance and rejection from the wicked. This is a vexation for human nature. Therefore one must find consolation in God's approval and support of our way of life, regardless of the hindrance and rejection of the wicked.

From Four Psalms of Comfort, on Psalm 37 (Luther's Works 14:220)

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