Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Gratituesday - Humility (J.C. Ryle)

If we profess to have any real Christianity, let us strive to be of John the Baptist's spirit. Let us study humility. This is the grace with which all must begin, who would be saved. We have no true religion about us, until we cast away our high thoughts, and feel ourselves sinners. This is the grace which all saints may follow after, and which none have any excuse for neglecting. All God's children have not gifts, or money, or time to work, or a wide sphere of usefulness; but all may be humble. This is the grace, above all, which will appear most beautiful in our latter end. Never shall we feel the need of humility so deeply, as when we lie on our deathbeds, and stand before the judgment-seat of Christ. Our whole lives will then appear a long catalog of imperfections, ourselves nothing, and Christ all.

~ J.C. Ryle
So thankful that on that day I will look to the righteousness of my Savior and not to my own feeble attempts at righteous living -- so very humbling. "...ourselves nothing, and Christ all." Thanks be to God!

Also sharing at Heavenly Homemakers, Titus2sdays, Far Above Rubies, Living Well Wednesdays, and Raising Homemakers

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