Thursday, January 5, 2012

Standing our ground {J.C. Ryle}

True believers are always represented as mixing in the world, doing their duty in it, and glorifying God by patience, meekness, purity, and courage in their several positions — and not by cowardly desertion of them
Moreover, it is foolish to suppose that we can keep the world and the devil out of our hearts by going into holes and corners! 
True religion and unworldliness are best seen, not in timidly forsaking the post which God has allotted to us — but in manfully standing our ground, and showing the power of grace to overcome evil.
~ J.C. Ryle

7 comments:

  1. Thank you very must for this entry! Heading back to school today and need to be reminded of this everyday!!!

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  2. Rachelle, Blessings to you in your continued studies! ~Lisa :)

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  3. Hi, Lisa,

    Thanks for visiting my blog--nice to meet you! I look forward to exploring your blog a bit more and I'm adding you to my 'friend' list--we have a lot in common.

    Feel free to post the muffin recipe, it's a good one. Could you add the link back to my blog? Thanks!

    God bless your day in every way!

    Wendy

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  4. Thanks, Wendy! And you as well. :) We'll definitely link back when we share your muffin recipe -- can't wait to try them!

    Blessings, ~Lisa

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  5. Wonderful quote! I am going to have to ponder that one some more.

    I am getting closer to getting the kitchen done, yippee!

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    -Mary

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  6. Lisa-thanks for this quote from J. C. Ryle - I am just getting acquainted with his works. Just downloaded a book of his onto my Kindle. How is your new year shaping up?

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  7. Hi Pamela, slowly easing my way back into a normal groove after a busy holiday season. Ryle is wonderful...happy reading! ~Lisa :)

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Thanks so much for visiting; your kind thoughts and questions are always welcome. :)

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