Another mark of "growth in grace" is increased faith and love towards our Lord Jesus Christ. The man whose soul is "growing" finds more in Christ to rest upon every year, and rejoices more that he has such a Saviour. No doubt he saw much in Him when first he believed. His faith laid hold on the atonement of Christ and gave him hope. But as he grows in grace, he sees a thousand things in Christ of which at first he never dreamed. His love and power; His heart and His intentions; his offices as Substitute, Intercessor, Priest, Advocate, Physician, Shepherd, and Friend, unfold themselves to a growing soul in an unspeakable manner. In short, he discovers a suitableness in Christ to the wants of his soul, of which the half was once not known to him. Would any one know if he is growing in grace? Then let him look within for increased knowledge of Christ.J.C. Ryle, Holiness, p. 106.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Are You Growing in Grace? Part 2
From J.C. Ryle: