by J.C. Ryle
"Heirs of God" 1878
"As many as are led by the Spirit of God–they are the sons of God." Romans 8:14
All true Christians are under the leading and teaching of a power which is Almighty, though unseen–even the power of the Holy Spirit. They no longer turn to their own way, and walk in the light of their own eyes, and follow their own natural heart’s desire. The Spirit leads them. The Spirit guides them. There is a movement in their hearts, lives, and affections, which they feel–though they may not be able to explain; and a movement which is always more or less in the same direction.
They are all led . . . away from sin, away from self-righteousness, away from the world!