Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Practical Side of Holiness

Scriptural holiness will make a man do his duty at home and by the fireside, and adorn his doctrine in the little trials of daily life.
It will exhibit itself in passive graces as well as in active. It will make a man humble, kind, gentle, unselfish, good-tempered, considerate of others, loving, meek, and forgiving. It will not constrain him to go out of the world, and shut himself up in a cave, like a hermit. But it will make him do his duty in that state to which God has called him, on Christian principles, and after the pattern of Christ.
~ J.C. Ryle
Practical Religion, “Self-Inquiry”, [Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1998], 12, 13.

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