Everlasting Righteousness, Innocence and Blessedness

Martin Luther’s Small Catechism has a lot of memorable passages such as “What does this mean?” “We should fear and love God,” “This is most certainly true.” Young Lutherans as they go through their confirmation training have the privilege of memorizing portions of the Catechism. But the real power of Luther’s Small Catechism is that…

More Precious Than Gold, Part Three

In the 32nd chapter of Exodus we read what happened when Moses spent 40 days and nights on Mount Sinai, receiving the law from God, while the people of Israel stayed at the foot of the mountain waiting. The people grew impatient and concluded that Moses had died. They came to Aaron, Moses’ brother, and…

More Precious Than Gold – Part One

Gold is mentioned in the Bible more than any other metal. It is mentioned in Genesis 2 in the description of the location of the Garden of Eden. Gold was offered to Jesus as one of the gifts of the Wise Men. Gold led the people of Israel into idolatry on more than one occasion.…