Quotes, The Lord's Day

Marks of a Single Heart

The single heart is a heart which is not only changed, converted, and renewed; but thoroughly, powerfully, and habitually under the influence of the Holy Ghost.  It is a heart which abhors all compromises, all luke-warmness, all halting between two opinions in religion.  It sees one mighty object, the love of Christ dying for sinners.  It has one mighty aim, to glorify God and do His will.  It has one mighty desire, to please God and be commended by Him.  Compared with such objects, aims, and desires, the single heart knows nothing worthy to be named.  The praise and favor of man are nothing.  The blame and disapprobation of man are trifles light as air.  “One thing I desire, one thing I do, one thing I live for:” this is the language of the single heart.


~J.C. Ryle, Expository Thoughts on Luke (vol. 2), pg.39


  1. Hey! I’m coming over from Hip Homeschool Hop and wanted to say thanks for joining in and linking up with us today! Keep coming back on Tuesdays for more linkups and giveaways. We always have something going on at Facebook as well.

    Cannot wait to get to know you better!

    @hiphmschoolmoms (twitter)

  2. It is nice to meet you through the Homeschool Hop! What a fun idea! You have a beautiful blog, and I am following along!

  3. This is what I aim to be! I’m writing the quote down and pinning it on my corkboard.

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