The gospel is nothing else but laughter and joy

Posted: July 11, 2013 by doulos tou Theou in Christianity, Discipleship

When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy. (Psalm 126:1,2)

They who feel their captivity shall have their mouths filled with laughter and joy: that is, redemption and deliverance from sin and death shall be preached unto them. This is the sense and meaning of the Holy Ghost, that the mouth of such shall be filled with laughter, that is, their mouth shall show forth nothing else but great gladness through the inestimable consolations of the gospel, with voices of triumph and victory by Christ, overcoming Satan, destroying death, and taking away sins… The gospel is nothing else but laughter and joy.

— Martin Luther, quoted by Charles Spurgeon inThe Treasury of David

 

 

HT:OFI

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