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Martin Luther on
How to Become Something

3 August 2021

He seems to echo Paul’s thought
in Philippians 2

Recently I’ve been considering the passage in Philippians 2 where Paul speaks of how Christ emptied and humbled Himself, so that God exalted Him to the highest place (Phil. 2:5-11).

This has reminded me of a statement I saw many years ago by Martin Luther. (I don’t now have the exact reference.) It is below.

Your brother…

God made
the whole universe
out of nothing,
and if you’re willing
to become nothing,
then maybe He can
make something
out of you, too.

Martin Luther

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