Pithy gems from J.C. Ryle #2


Pride is the oldest and most common of sins.
Humility is the rarest and most beautiful of graces.

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Look to the cross, think of the cross, meditate on the cross—and then go and set your affections on the world if you can!

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A crucified Savior will never be content to have a self-pleasing, self-indulging, worldly-minded people!

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The Gospel was not meant merely to reside in our intellect, memories, and tongues—but to be seen in our lives.

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Happiness and contentment do not depend on outward circumstances—but on the state of the heart.

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Health is a good thing; but sickness is far better—if it leads us to God.