by Dr Martin Luther,
Luther’s Works, Vol 16: Lectures on Isaiah, Chapters 1-39
“In the evening, sudden terror! Before the morning, they are gone!
This is the portion of those who loot us, the lot of those who plunder us.”
Isaiah 17:14, NIV
Dr Luther’s Lecture includes,
“Therefore we must rather cling by faith to the Word of God.
But these promises apply to us by way of example. For although we have the Word, we must expect all the troubles that others have sustained.
Therefore, for the same affliction we make use of the same promise and comfort.
Trials seem long lasting, but they are short before God, who provides the outcome and will indeed permit us to be afflicted but not overcome.
For we are founded on the solid rock, which is Christ.”