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Luther's "Christian Guide for Each Day"

Sunday 26 January 2014 at 06:00 am.

26 January

Abraham himself built the Lord an altar, Who had appeared to him. Genesis 12:7.

Thus one sees that the holy Patriarch, miserable and foreign as he was, nevertheless on account of the promise, which had been given to him, thinks about a designated place and dwelling; for now he first of all builds for the Lord, Who had appeared to him, an altar, i.e., He prescribed a place in which the church would gather, to hear God's Word, to pray, praise God, to offer up sacrifices, etc. For that's what it means, to build an altar. Abraham did not choose this place to build the altar from his own council, rather the Lord Himself, who had appeared to him, chose it; for the Lord Himself is the First Founder, Who for that very reason allowed Himself to be seen at this place, so that He Himself will be honored and His promise be extolled. Thus, as Jacob, while he was sleeping at this place, saw the angels on the ladder, which reached up to heaven, stepping up and down, he said: Here is God's house and the gate to heaven. Thus the Lord, Who was at this place first and there lets His Word be heard, also Himself properly designates and dedicates the same place, so that it should no longer be an ordinary place and should serve for holy purposes. For through God's Word everything is made holy. But now God's Word at this place shall not be proclaimed by a human being, but by God Himself.

Thank You, God! for enabling my weak mind and pain-ridden body to finish this translation. It has given me some new insights about Genesis 12:7; I pray it may also for those who may read this - another one of my sloppy - translations.

Thy kingdom come!

Elmer H.

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