Friday, August 5, 2016

He and Sin Must Quarrel

“Our sins are often as dear to us as our children: we love them, hug them, cleave to them, and delight in them. To part with them is as hard as cutting off a right hand, or plucking out a right eye.
But it must be done. The parting must come. ‘Though wickedness be sweet in the sinner’s mouth, though he hide it under his tongue; though he spare it, and forsake it not,’ yet it must be given up, if he wishes to be saved. (Job 10:12-13.) He and sin must quarrel, if he and God are to be friends.”

–John Charles Ryle, Holiness (Moscow, Idaho: Charles Nolan, 1877/2002), 70.

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