Patience and confession must go together; for if there is no confession, the cause which must be defended against Satan and the world is betrayed.

Luther, M. (1999, c1961). Vol. 3: Luther’s works, vol. 3 : Lectures on Genesis: Chapters 15-20 (J. J. Pelikan, H. C. Oswald & H. T. Lehmann, Ed.). Luther’s Works (3:57). Saint Louis: Concordia Publishing House.