Sunday, August 21, 2011
How are we to labor? (J.C. Ryle)
How are we to labor?
There is but one answer.
We must labor in the use of all appointed means.
We must read our Bibles,
like men digging for hidden treasure.
We must wrestle earnestly in prayer,
like men contending with a deadly enemy for life.
We must take our whole heart to the house of God,
and worship and hear like those who listen
to the reading of a benefactor's will.
We must fight daily against sin,
and the devil,
like those who fight for liberty,
and must conquer,
or be slaves.
These are the ways we must walk in
if we would find Christ, and be found of Him.
This is laboring.
This is the secret of getting on about our souls.
~ J.C. Ryle