Thursday, April 10, 2008

There Must Be a Difference

I receive a daily devotional e-mail from Grace Gems. I thought the one from today was very good, so I wanted to share it.
"You are the salt of the earth." Matthew 5:13

"You are the light of the world." Matthew 5:14

Surely, if words mean anything, we are meant to learn from these two figures, that there must be something marked, distinct, and peculiar about our character, if we are true Christians. It will never do to idle through life, thinking and living like others, if we mean to be ownedby Christ as His people.

Have we grace? Then it must be seen.

Have we the Spirit? Then there must be fruit.

Have we any saving religion? Then there must be a difference of habits, tastes, and turn of mind, between us and those who think only of the world.

It is perfectly clear that true Christianity is something more than being baptized and going to church.

(J. C. Ryle, "The Gospel of Matthew" 1856)

1 comment:

boo4baby said...

I love these daily grace gems. Always so good and so convicting. Hope you are doing okay.

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