Monday, August 14, 2017

Let Go of Selfishness; Share Christ!

Let us beware of selfishness in our religion, even after we have learned to value the light. We should labor to make all people see that we have found “the pearl of great price,” and that we want them to find it as well as ourselves.
A person’s religion may well be suspected, when they are content to go to heaven alone. The true Christian will have a large heart. If a parent, they will long for the salvation of their children. If a master, they will desire to see their servants converted. If a landlord, they will want their tenants to come with them into God’s kingdom. This is healthy religion! The Christian who is satisfied to burn their candle alone, is in a very weak and sickly state of soul.
~ J.C. Ryle
Expository Thoughts on the Gospels: Luke volume 2 , [Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1986], 38. {Luke 11:33-36}

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