True faith leads us to abandon our idols, give up our gods of self-sufficiency and illusions of control, and turn to the one true God. Ruth clung.
“By his natural temper, he was a man of strong passions, more hot and eager than most men, and therefore the more fit to deal with the daring sinners of the age he lived in: so wonderfully does God suit men to the work he designs them for. Rough spirits are called to rough services. The reformation needed such a man as Luther to break the ice.” Matthew Henry