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,
the world,
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

4 comments:

  1. I'm putting this on the refrigerator. I'm putting it on the bathroom mirror. I'm putting it on the visor in my car. I'm putting it in the hands of my children...

    Blessings, Debbie

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  2. This is great! I'm with Debbie -- I need to put this up everywhere. Such a great reminder.

    Sweet Blessings,
    Michelle

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  3. Excellent! Thank you for sharing. A great reminder that our whole life, all our being, is about laboring for Him!

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  4. Amen!! Thanks for stopping by, ladies. :)

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