Have Courage to Believe

"Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom."
LUKE 12:32
Have Courage to Believe
This consolation has always been necessary for all believers; for if a man looks about him, he stumbles at the idea of eternal life. Our primary impression is that we are sinners, but it is a sublime thing to believe that God has prepared eternal life. He raises the poor up from the dirt and leads him from sin and death; He crowns the unworthy. Thus He says in John (John 14:1-2): "Let not your heart be troubled. In My Father's house, do not doubt. Eternal life is promised to you. It is a grand thing, but do not fear. You are a little flock, but you should have the courage to believe; for it has pleased the Father. Besides, if dwelling places were not prepared, I would prepare them for you now."

From Lectures on Titus (Luther's Works 29:12)
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