The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians by Martin Luther:|
this life and in the life to come.
As an outgrowth of this liberty, we are at the same time free from the Law,
sin, death, the power of the devil, hell, etc. Since the wrath of God has
been assuaged by Christ no Law, sin, or death may now accuse and
condemn us. These foes of ours will continue to frighten us, but not too
much. The worth of our Christian liberty cannot be exaggerated.
Our conscience must he trained to fall back on the freedom purchased for
us by Christ. Though the fears of the Law, the terrors of sin, the horror of
death assail us occasionally, we know that these feelings shall not endure,
because the prophet quotes God as saying: "In a little wrath I hid my face
from thee for a moment: but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy