Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Grieving Over the Sins of Others by J.C. Ryle

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


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