Poison Arrows

“Satan has a quiver full of poisoned arrows. Do you know which is the most deadly? It is trust, confidence in thyself; it is vain, self-confident, boastful spirit.” -Charles Ross, The Inner Sanctuary

A Couple of Provocative Luther Quotes

On Isaiah 1:14, and the ominous nature of God’s holy convocations becoming “Your new moons and Sabbaths,” Luther says, “Satan always wants to be God’s mimic and ape, but God hates him” (Luther, Works 16:17).

On Isaiah 1:18, “Christianity is surely a constant sobbing” (Luther, Works 16:20). I actually do not fully understand how this comment fits in with the verse or Luther’s surrounding comments, but it is still quite thought-provoking.