Forgiven souls are humble

Forgiven souls are humble. They cannot forget that they owe all they have and hope for to free grace, and this keeps them lowly. They are brands plucked from the fire – debtors who could not pay for themselves – captives who must have remained in prison for ever, but for undeserved mercy – wandering sheep who were ready to perish when the Shepherd found them; and what right then have they to be proud?

I do not deny that there are proud saints. But this I do say – they are, of all God’s creatures, the most inconsistent, and of all God’s children the most likely to stumble and pierce themselves with many sorrows.”

– J.C. Ryle – (Of First Importance)

5 comments on “Forgiven souls are humble

  1. PJ,

    Just discovered your blog and this solid quote by Ryle while scrolling through WordPress.

    I thought you and your readers might enjoy some more Christ-centered, gospel-saturated quotes from my relatively new site, J.C. Ryle Quotes.


    Be encouraged and strengthened by these God-centered quotes by John Charles Ryle, penned over a hundred years ago. I trust Ryle will continue to point you to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through his writings.

    Though he be dead, he yet speaks.

    Keep up the insightful posts/links.

    Soli Deo Gloria!
    To God Alone Be the Glory!

    ~ Erik

    • Erik,

      Thank you so much for the link! I bookmarked it…

      If its ok, i’d like to add your link to my blog list.

  2. PJ,

    Absolutely, you can add J.C. Ryle Quotes to your blog list.

    Much appreciated.

    I trust those exposed to Ryle for the first time will see just how ‘relevant’ he is…over a hundred years after his death.

    Soli Deo Gloria brother!

    ~ Erik

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