Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Grieving Over the Sins of Others

Grief over the sins of others is one leading evidence of true grace. The person who is really converted, will always regard the unconverted with pity and concern.
This was the mind of David“I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved” (Psalm 119:158). This was the mind of the godly in the days of Ezekiel“They sighed and cried for the abominations done in the land.” (Ezek. 9:4). This was the mind of Lot“He vexed his righteous soul with the unlawful deeds” of those around him (2 Peter 2:8). This was the mind of Paul“I have great heaviness and continual sorrow for my brethren” (Rom. 9:2). In all these cases we see something of the mind of Christ. As the great Head feels, so feel the members. They all grieve when they see sin.
~ J.C. Ryle
Expository Thoughts on the Gospels: Mark, [Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1985], 156. {Mark 8:1-13}

1 comment:

  1. Amen Amen and AMEN, that's me, many a time I've attended church services and have just cried most of the time while there, not knowing why. My spirit trembles within me to see and feel the complacency of ALOT of church goers (over many years even) making me look at myself even more, and cry out to the Father even more, I pray the Lord touches you today and that it changes the you to the you that you need to become! Suddenly! <3 <3 <3

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