The cross of Christ

(J.C. Ryle, “The Cross of Christ!”)

“May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world!” Galatians 6:14

Look at the cross, think of the cross, meditate on the cross — and then go and set your affections on the world if you can!The cross of Christ

I believe that holiness is nowhere learned so well as on Calvary.

I believe you cannot look much at the cross — without feeling your will sanctified, and your tastes made more spiritual.

As the sun gazed upon makes everything else look dark and dim — so does the cross darken the false splendor of this world. As the taste of honey makes all other things seem to have no taste at all — so does the cross seen by faith, take all the sweetness out of the pleasures of the world.

Keep on, every day, looking firmly at the cross of Christ!
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God is true. His Word of Promise is sure. In all His relations with His people God is faithful. He may be safely relied upon.  No one ever yet really trusted Him in vain. We find this precious truth expressed almost everywhere in the Scriptures, for His people need to know that faithfulness is an essential part of the Divine character. This is the basis of our confidence in Him.
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