But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, … More A rare and precious faith
A very sobering passage from Matthew today: Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out … More J.C. Ryle: Rottenness of religion exposed
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” Matthew 6:24 J.C. Ryle with a challenge: Singleness of purpose is one great secret of spiritual prosperity. If our eyes … More Two masters?
Matthew 5:13-16 “You are the SALT of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. “You are the LIGHT of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. … More “Salt” and “light”- peculiarity both of heart and life, of faith and practice.
J.C. Ryle says there are eight “foundation-stones”, which Jesus lays down at the beginning of the sermon on the mount. The wise person will look at all eight and evaluate their life against this passage of Scripture. J. C. Ryle comments on Matthew 5:1-12, The Beatitudes: 1-The Lord Jesus calls those blessed, who are poor … More Foundation stones of blessing
Matthew 4:23-25 And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people. So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, epileptics, … More J.C.Ryle: Jesus is is mighty to cure every ailment of our souls
J.C. Ryle comments on Matthew 4:12-17 at Grace Gems: Let us notice the class of men whom the Lord Jesus chose to be His disciples. They were of the poorest and humblest rank in life. Peter, and Andrew, and James, and John, were all “fishermen.” The religion of our Lord Jesus Christ was not intended … More Ryle: Intellect and money are worth nothing without grace.