Day: December 3, 2011

Now Is The Time of Salvation

J.C. Ryle 90x115by J.C. Ryle

Whatever a person sows—that they shall also reap! Whatever we love in time—we shall love in eternity! Whatever we think wearisome now—we shall think wearisome then. You must be born again—or heaven itself would be a miserable abode! There is no place in heaven for the worldly-minded and profane. You must be renewed in the spirit of your minds, or you will hear that dreadful voice—Friend, how did you come here without a wedding-garment? You must become new creatures! How long will you insult your Redeemer by putting it off? Oh! pray you to the Lord Jesus Christ, while it is called today, to send His Holy Spirit on you! Go to the fountain, while the door of mercy is yet open—wash and be clean!

by J.C. Ryle

One Degree More

A.B. Simpson 90 x115by A.B. Simpson

Looking diligently lest any man fail—Hebrews 12:15

It is not losing all but coming short that we are to fear. We may not lose our souls, but we may lose something more precious than life-God’s full approval, His highest choice and our incorruptible and star-gemmed crown. It is the one degree more that makes all the difference between hot water-powerless in the boiler and steam.