A Simple Explanation

The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
PSALM 19:7
A Simple Explanation
Christ's kingdom is established . . . not with human force, wisdom, counsel or power, but with the Word and the Gospel preached by infants and sucklings. . .. Christ founds, strengthens, and fortifies His kingdom only through the oral Word. By "infants" He does not mean young children who cannot talk (for if they are to speak and preach the Word, they must be able to talk), but plain, simple, unsophisticated people, who are like infant children in that they set aside all reason, grasp and accept the Word with simple faith, and let themselves be led and directed by God like children. Such people are also the best scholars and pupils in Christ's kingdom, as He Himself says in Matthew 11:25: "I thank Thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that Thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes." In Psalm 19:7 David says: "The testimony of the Lord makes wise the simple." And Psalm 119:130: "The unfolding of Thy words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple."

From Commentary on Psalm 8 (Luther's Works 12:108)
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