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"Of the Heart," Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21




“A god is that to which we look for all good and in which we
find refuge in every time of need. To have a god is nothing else than to trust
and believe him with our whole heart. As I have often said, the trust and faith
of the heart alone make both God and an idol. If
your faith and trust are right, then your God is the true God. On the other
hand, if your trust is false and wrong, then you have not the true God. For
these two belong together, faith and God. That to which your heart clings and
entrusts itself is, I say, really your God.” (Luther's Large Catechism, 1st Commandment, para. 2-3)