Wolfgang Musculus on Genesis 1:2c

tmnk-00171a-jpgHere there is an image of God’s working to be considered. Accordingly, in the midst of tribulations and the shadow of death, however they may appear, God refreshes and revives the hearts of the elect by his spirit and preserves them for the happiness of the light that will follow. This passage offers a great consolation. No matter what our impression is of the works by which God undertakes to benefit mortals, they never lack that spiritual and life-giving operation by which they are not only preserved in their primitive state but also carried along to their final perfection.

~Genesis 1-11, eds. John L. Thompson, Reformation Commentary on Scripture, OT Vol. I, p. 19

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A Five-Part Series on the Spirit and Spiritual Life

June 15: Wolfgang Musculus, The Spirit Who Moves over the Waters Also Moves in the Hearts of the Elect (Gen. 1)

June 22: William Greenhill, God’s Mighty, Efficacious Word (Ezk. 37)

June 29: Martin Luther, Spiritual Eating and the Hunger of the Soul (John 6)

July 6: Dirk Philips, Christ the True Solomon Builds His Spiritual Temple (Acts 2)

July 13: Bohemian Confession of 1535, Mutually Subject to One Another in the Body of Christ (Phil. 2)