God\'s Ordered Power

I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
1 CORINTHIANS 2:2
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God's Ordered Power
You should direct your attention to the ordered power of God and the ministrations of God; for we do not want to deal with the uncovered God, whose ways are inscrutable and whose judgments are unsearchable (Romans 11:33). We must reflect on God's ordered power, that is, on the incarnate Son, in whom are hidden all the treasures of the Godhead (Colossians 2:3). Let us go to the child lying in the lap of His mother Mary and to the sacrificial victim suspended on the cross; there we shall really behold God, and there we shall look into His very heart. We shall see that He is compassionate and does not desire the death of the sinner, but that the sinner should "turn from his way and live" (Ezekiel 33:11). From such speculation or contemplation spring true peace and true joy of heart. Therefore Paul says (1 Corinthians 2:2): "I determine to know nothing except Christ." We have leisure to speculate on this with profit.

From Lectures on Genesis (Luther's Works 3:276-77)
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