Life and Death
God has triumphed over him, and now God triumphs through him
Martin Luther said: “God creates out of nothing. Therefore until a man is nothing, God can make nothing out of him.
Christ undertook a battle not rightly his; we share in a triumph not rightly ours
As the bee reserves her honey for her owner and her sting for others, so the words of the Torah are an elixir of life for Israel and a deadly poison to the nations of the world” (Deuteronomy Rabbah 1.5, cited by T.W. Manson; see notes).
he sends his apostles to bind, as well as to loose, and to retain sins, as well as remit them. (Matt. 18:18; John 20:23.) He is the light of the world, (John 8:12,) but he blinds unbelievers. (John 9:39.) He is a Rock, for a foundation, but he is also to many a stone of stumbling. (Isaiah 8:14.)
the haughty Cleopatra who said, Οὐ θριαμβευθήσομαι, “I will not be led in triumph.”