17 October 2012
Old Lutheran Quote of the Day
If we wish to understand the wedding garment as that righteousness which stands before God and makes us acceptable, it is singly and alone the righteousness of Christ that is imputed to us through faith. But if we wish to understand the wedding garment as the entire adornment of the true Christ, then it is faith and its fruits, such as love, humility, gentleness, patience, and the life—for all these are well pleasing to God in those who believe in Him; and it is their beautiful finery. May God grant us all this through His Holy Spirit. Amen.—Blessed Johann Gerhard, Postilla II:214.