Thursday, January 25, 2018

You Can Deceive Others, But Not Christ

Let us be real, true, and sincere in our religion, whatever else we are. The sinfulness of hypocrisy is very great, but its folly is greater still. It is not hard to deceive ministers, relatives, and friends. A little decent outward profession will often go a long way. But it is impossible to deceive Christ. “His eyes are as a flame of fire” (Rev. 1:14). He sees us through and through. Happy are those who can say–“You, Lord, who know all things, know that we love you” (John 21:17).
~ J.C. Ryle
Expository Thoughts on the Gospels: John, volume 1, [Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1987], 348. {John 6:22-27}

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