Pastor Valerius Herberger (1562–1627) served St. Mary’s parish church in Fraustadt (now Wschowa) Poland during the most difficult days of the Counter-Reformation when a royal decree ousted the congregation from its building in 1604. As a deacon and preacher in the congregation for nearly forty years, Herberger left us a remarkable example of biblical interpretation, application, and sincere devotion. His meditations on Genesis have been translated by Matthew Carver in The Great Works of God.
The following excerpt is taken from The Great Works of God, Parts Three and Four: The Mysteries of Christ in the Book of Genesis, Chapters 16–50 and is offered in celebration of Pastor Herberger’s birthday tomorrow.
Jesus Is Still Alive, and Is a Lord Rich toward All Christians; with Him All the Elect Find Living Consolation and Have Enough for Eternal Life (Gen. 45:26).