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A Reasonable Sacrifice

June 26, 2019
By Martin Luther

Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High.

PSALM 50:14

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A Reasonable Sacrifice

The true acts of worship are described in Psalm 50:14 in the words: "Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving and pay your vows to the Most High." External rites serve these and stir you up to praise Him who hears, rescues, governs, and saves so that you trust Him, endure His hand, learn to be mortified and die, and in all these respects show forth a patience worthy of godly men. This is the sacrifice of our body and a reasonable sacrifice (cf. Romans 12:1).

From Lectures on Genesis (Luther's Works 6:237)

June 26

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