Saturday, October 18, 2008

Psalm 103:3-5

All His benefits:
who forgives all your iniquities,
who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from destruction,
who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
who satisfies your mouth with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Check out the order of "His benefits."
First is the forgiveness of sins.
From that flows healing, and life, a crown of His mercy, and the Supper which is the medicine of immortality.

For where there is forgiveness of sins,
there is also life and salvation.

It's almost like Luther got the catechism out of the Bible.

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