Bought by the Blood

October 12, 2007

J.C. Ryle on Humility

Filed under: humility,J.C. Ryle — cubsfan1980 @ 11:25 am

“He must increase, but I must decrease.” John 3:30

“He solemnly affirms that Christ must and will become greater and greater, and that he himself must become less and less important, until, like a star eclipsed by the rising sun, he has completely disappeared.  A frame of mind like this, is the highest degree of grace to which mortal man can attain.  The greatest saint in the sight of God, is the man who is most thoroughly ‘clothed with with humility’ (1 Peter 1:5)…Humble people see nothing but sin and weakness.  To God they give all the praise of what they are.”


1 Comment »

  1. I realize your post is from a while ago, however it hasn’t lost it potency. Without a doubt, Ryle hits the nail on the head. J.C. Ryle’s writings are so clear cut and sharp, that while reading them, you feel as if he is talking directly to you. I discovered Ryle a few years back and have come to appreciate his no-nonsense, straightforward approach to writing and exposition of Scripture. We need more men like John Charles Ryle today.

    Comment by Erik — September 8, 2008 @ 11:34 pm | Reply

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