Luther recognized that although we are redeemed by the blood of Christ and judged righteous on this basis, we remain sinners before our ultimate glorification at the end of the age.
The song Amazing Love by Billy James Foote contains these oft-repeated lines:
Amazing love, I know it’s true:News flash: In all I do, I do not honor God. I cannot sing these words without lying. I wish those who would impose this song on a congregation would tighten up the theology.
It’s my joy to honor you.
In all I do I honor You.