Martin Luther on Luke 24:1-8

You have heard about Christ’s resurrection, how it happened and why, and how we ourselves should benefit from it. This Gospel also teaches martin-lutherabout such an application of the resurrection. For in the first place it is a great thing that the beloved angels are the first messengers who bring the good news that Christ has arisen and is no longer in the grave. They remind the women that Christ had earlier told them about these events, but they did not believe or understand him. Such a message is certain proof that, although the angels are totally pure and holy spirits and we are only poor sinners, nevertheless they do not shun or despise us but rather want to be good friends with us, because Christ died for our benefit and is risen again.

~Luke, ed. Beth Kreitzer, Reformation Commentary on Scripture, NT Vol. III, p. 478


Posts in this series

April 20: Like the Women, Seek Jesus Early (John Boys on Luke 24:1-8)

April 27: The Angels Announce That the Resurrection Is for Our Benefit (Martin Luther on Luke 24:1-8)

May 4: God Is Present Where Two Are Gathered (Huldrych Zwingli on Luke 24:13-18)

May 11: Jesus Criticizes the Disciples for Failing to Understand (John Calvin on Luke 24:25-27)

May 18: This Is What Christ Said (Desiderius Erasmus on Luke 24:25-27)

May 25: We Must Follow Christ’s Example in Celebrating His Supper (Balthasar Hubmaier on Luke 24:28-32)