Sunday, March 01, 2015

Ryle: debtors

Sunday, March 1, 2015
    Feast of David, Bishop of Menevia, Patron of Wales, c.601
    For God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.
    —Romans 11:32 (NIV)
    Have we ever seen holier men than the martyred John Bradford, or Hooker, or Usher, or Baxter, or Rutherford, or M’Cheyne? Yet no one can read the writings and letters of these men without seeing that they felt themselves “debtors to mercy and grace” every day, and the very last thing they ever laid claim to was perfection!
    ... J. C. Ryle (1816-1900), Holiness [1877, 1879], Sovereign Grace Publishers, reprint, 2001, intro., p. v (see the book)
    See also Rom. 11:32; Ps. 14:1-3; Eccl. 7:20; Matt. 5:48; Rom. 3:9-10,22-23; 2 Cor. 7:1; 13:11; Heb. 6:1; 1 John 1:10
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your light exposes all my faults.
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