Sunday, 4 January 2009

More and More New Years Desires

I just read this this morning and was thinking about the new year and resolutions and all that:
I believe it ought to be our continual aim and desire to go forward, and our watchword on every returning birthday and at the beginning of every year should be "more and more" (1 Thess. 4:1): more knowledge, more faith, more obedience, more love. If we have brought forth thirty-fold, we should seek to bring forth sixty; and if we have brought forth sixty, we should strive to bring forth a hundred. The will of the Lord is our sanctification, and it ought to be our will too (Matt. 13:23; 1 Thess. 4:3). - J.C. Ryle, from the chapter on Assurance in Holiness

(On another note I also enjoyed this guys new years resolutions)


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