The Pronouns of the Bible
LUTHER pronounced pronouns to be the sweetest and most consolatory expressions to be found in the word of God. What, in fact, is more tenderly elevating than where the prophet Isaiah heralds peace and refreshing to the people of Israel? "Comfort ye, comfort ye, my people, saith your God." No longer the "Lord God, the Lord strong and mighty," but "your God," and "my people." And how marked the difference between saying, The Lord is a shepherd, and, "The Lord is my Shepherd;" between the heathen who acknowledges God as the Father of all things, and the ransomed of his well beloved, who behold in the Lord, "Our Father, which art in heaven;" between "the Lord will hear me when I call upon him," and "lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world."