The taste of honey makes all other things seem to have no taste at all

Posted: March 6, 2012 by doulos tou Theou in Christianity, Discipleship

Look at the cross, think of the cross, meditate on the cross, and then go and set your affections on the world if you can. I believe that holiness is nowhere learned so well as on Calvary. I believe you cannot look much at the cross without feeling your will sanctified, and your tastes made more spiritual. As the sun gazed upon makes everything else look dark and dim, so does the cross darken the false splendor of this world. As the taste of honey makes all other things seem to have no taste at all, so does the cross seen by faith take all the sweetness out of the pleasures of the world. Keep on, everyday, looking firmly at the cross of Christ.

~ J.C. Ryle

Tract: The Cross of Christ

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Comments
  1. dlibbon says:

    Nice, I’m reading his essay on the 39 Articles right now. Can’t say I’ve read much by him but like what I’m seeing.

  2. boydmonster says:

    Libbon: Go and learn what this means: Ryle is the man. Try his Expository Thoughts on the Gospel next time you are preparing for teaching or just for devotionals. Also great by Ryle is his book “Holiness”.

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