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Holiness; 3. Holiness (Practical) part 1; JC Ryle (points d-l)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

d) a holy man will follow after meekness, longsuffering, gentleness, patience, kind tempers, government of his tongue.
He will:
– bear much
– forbear much
– overlook much
– be slow to talk of standing on his rights
e) a holy man will follow after temperance and self-denial
He will:
– labour to mortify the desires to his body
– to crucify his flesh with his affections and lusts
– to curb his passions
– to restrain his carnal inclinations
f) a holy man will follow after charity and brotherly kindness.
He will abhor:
– all lying
– slandering
– backbiting
– cheating
– dishonesty
– unfair dealing
g) a holy man will follow after a spirit of mercy and benevolence towards others
h) a holy man will follow after purity of heart
i) a holy man will follow after the fear of God
j) a holy man will follow after humility
k) a holy man will follow after faithfulness in all the duties and relations of life
l) a holy man will follow after spiritual mindedness
“He will aim to live like one whose treasure is in heaven, and to pass through this world like a stranger and pilgrim travelling to his home.”
“The work of sanctification within him is like the wall of Jerusalem – the building goes forward “even in troublous times” (Dan. 9:25).
“I do not understand how a man can be a true believer unto whom sin is not the greatest burden, sorrow, and trouble.” – Owen

Joshua
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