Readings for February 2nd

“They profess to know God but deny Him with their works.”  Titus 2:16

Neither faith nor works can be ignored. For when faith isn’t preached – when no one explains how we are joined to Christ and become branches in him – then everyone resorts to their own works. On the other hand, if we teach only about faith, it leads to false Christians. These people praise faith, are baptized, and even call themselves Christians, but they don’t show any fruit or power.
That’s why it’s so difficult to preach. No matter how I preach, soemthing goes wrong. If I don’t preach about faith, the result will be useless and hypocritical works. The result is either useless, faithless do-gooders or believers who don’t do any good works. – Martin Luther

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