Category: Our Extended Ryle
What do you think when you hear duty, glory, and excellence?
When in "The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment," Jeremiah Burroughs talks of the "Duty, Glory, and Excellency of a Christian," being our goal in Christian contentment, which can be seen as a summary of the Puritan thought on the Christian life.
"And what is the best means of cheerfulness in such a world as this? How shall we get through this valley of tears with least pain? I know no better means than the regular, habitual practice of taking everything to God in prayer. This is the plain advice that the Bible gives, both in the Old Testament and the New. What says the psalmist? "Call upon me in the day of trouble, and I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me" (Ps. 50:15). "Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved" (Ps. 55:22). What says the apostle Paul? "Be careful for nothing; but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God: and the peace of God, which passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus" (Phil. 4:6, 7)."
J.C. Ryle - A Call to Prayer.
Call upon me in the day of trouble,
Cast thy burden upon the Lord,
Be careful for nothing; but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving,
Thou shalt glorify me.
Excellency of the Christian life:
I will deliver thee
he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved."
and the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
"What a man is on his knees before God, that he is and nothing more."
Robert Murray M'Cheyne
Assistant Editor: Seven Jefferson Gossard
Facebook - Free Range Preacher Ministries
All our Scripture quotes are drawn from the NASB 1977 edition.
For access to the Voice Over services of Richard Durrington, please visit RichardDurrington.com or email him at Durringtonr@gmail.com
Our podcast art was designed by @sammmmmmmmm23 Instagram