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Daily Devotion


Faith Opens the Mouth

July 18, 2018
By Martin Luther

O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare Your praise.

PSALM 51:15


Faith Opens the Mouth

This properly belongs to the Church, because the mouth of the whole Scripture has now been opened and the praise of Christ is publicly proclaimed. But it is opened by faith, without which it is closed and silent, as it is written: "I have believed, therefore have I spoken” (Psalm 116:10). For faith opens the mouth especially toward God (thus we are now speaking) and concerning God speaking in truth.

From First Lectures on the Psalms, on Psalm 51 (Luther's Works 10:242)

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