In our Bible reading passage for today, Jesus commands us to pray and tells us a great purpose of prayer, our joy! “Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you … More Is prayer a duty or a joy?
J.C. Ryle on John 13:17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them… We are taught, for another thing, in these verses, the uselessness of religious knowledge if not accompanied by practice. We read, “If you know these things, happy are you if you do them.” It sounds as if our … More Content with a barren head-knowledge of duty?