Biblical Womanhood, Quotes, Thinking Biblically


“I have had a deep conviction for many years that practical holiness and entire self-consecration to God are not sufficiently attended to by modern Christians in this country.  Politics, or controversy, or party spirit, or worldliness have eaten out the heart of lively piety in too many of us.  The subject of personal godliness has fallen sadly into the background.  The standard of living has become painfully low in many quarters.  The immense importance of ‘adorning the doctrine of God our Savior’ (Titus 2:10), and making it lovely and beautiful by our daily habits and tempers, has been far too much overlooked.  Worldly people sometimes complain with reason that ‘religious’ persons, so-called, are not so amiable, and unselfish, and good-natured, as others who make no profession of religion.  Yet sanctification, in its place and proportion, is quite as important as justification.  Sound Protestant and evangelical doctrine is useless if it is not accompanied by a holy life.”


~J.C. Ryle, Holiness (from the Introduction, pg. XVI)



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  2. This is a very powerful quote for me right now. I will be thinking on its admonition. And repenting.

    1. Elle,
      I am reading through J.C. Ryle’s “Holiness” right now…powerful, convicting, and, even though it was written over a century ago, more “culturally relevant” than many other books I’ve read recently. Yes, much thinking being done here as well…alongside much repenting.

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