Tag: Humility

Pursue Humility

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

If we profess to have any real Christianity, let us strive to be of John the Baptist’s spirit. Let us study humility. This is the grace with which all must begin, who would be saved. We have no true religion about us, until we cast away our high thoughts, and feel ourselves sinners. This is the grace which all saints may follow after, and which none have any excuse for neglecting. All God’s children have not gifts, or money, or time to work, or a wide sphere of usefulness; but all may be humble. This is the grace, above all, which will appear most beautiful in our latter end. Never shall we feel the need of humility so deeply, as when we lie on our deathbeds, and stand before the judgment-seat of Christ. Our whole lives will then appear a long catalogue of imperfections, ourselves nothing, and Christ all.

by J.C. Ryle

We Are All Born Proud!

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

Humility is one of the strongest evidences of the indwelling of the Spirit of God. We know nothing of humility by nature–for we are all born proud.

To convince us of sin, to show us our own vileness and corruption, to put us in our right place, to make us humble and self-abased–these are among the principal works which the Holy Spirit works in the soul of man.