A Word from Bob: Yesterday, in Part One of this two-part mini-series, we looked at 9 Old Testament Passages for Fighting Fear through Faith. Matthew 6:25-34: Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
The scientist analyzing rocks can glorify God just as much as the preacher preaching about the Rock of Ages or the song writer writing Rock of Ages.
This vignette is one of many examples of how Luther encouraged his followers to reinterpret life by exegeting it from a gospel perspective. He cared for souls by promoting the curative attitude of spiritual insight into the redemptive meaning behind events and experiences: cure through looking at life through the lens of the cross of Christ.