Luther on Psalm 51:17

Below is Luther’s thoughts on Psalm 51:17, “Psalm 51:17   The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. ”  Came across them last night, thought I’d share them with you:

“God is not the kind of God who wants to frighten the frightened or break the broken even more, but one who loves the broken, afflicted, and humble, who expects and hears the sighs and voices of the wretched…  In his true form God is a God who loves the afflicted, has mercy upon the humbled, forgives the fallen, and revives the drooping.  How can any more pleasant picture be painted of God.”

Luther’s exposition of Psalm 51

How I comfort people. .. :D

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