74.Much more does he intend to thunder against those who use indulgences as a pretext to contrive harm to holy love and truth.
Martin Luther was very upset that so much time was spent in the churches talking about indulgences when he knew that the people needed to hear about living lives of holy love and truth. To lead a life of love and truth is what Luther said should be the goal of every believer. We should be giving God’s love to all those in need and speaking the truth of God’s saving grace to all that would hear.
Luther felt that if the pope was upset with the fact that people were speaking against indulgences, he should really be upset with the fact that indulgences were causing people to abandon lives of Love and truth. If people based their salvation on the indulgences that they bought then they need not spend time and effort on living as they should the love and truth of God.
When I recognize the love of God in my life then I can begin to understand just how to show that love of God to others. By the Spirit of God I know that God loves me and has died for me. Therefore I live my life without fear of anything. When you live without fear your life changes. You are more generous, you are more loving, you are more trusting, your life looks completely different. Knowing the love of God completes me! I know better who I am and what I am here to do, I live for Him in all that I do.
Lord God visit me anew with Your Holy Spirit. So that I may know for sure the love of God in my life. That knowing that love I can live without fear. In Jesus name, Amen.