Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Important Reminders

I recently discovered a new blog--important enough that I subscribed via email rather than adding it to my feed reader, so I'm sure to read every day's entry. The blog is called "Of First Importance." Its premise:

The gospel of Jesus Christ is "of first importance" (1 Cor 15:3), but we easily forget. Each day this blog will provide one quote to help you live in the good of the gospel.

The first day I subscribed, I was struck by the quote that showed up in my inbox:

“Would I gather arguments for hoping that I shall never be cast away? Where shall I go to find them? Shall I look at my own graces and gifts? Shall I take comfort in my own faith and love, and penitence and zeal, and prayer? Shall I turn to my own heart, and say, ‘This same heart will never be false and cold’?

Oh, no! God forbid! I will look at Calvary and the crucifixion. This is my grand argument: this is my mainstay. I cannot think that He who went through such sufferings to redeem my soul, will let that soul perish after all, when it has once cast itself on Him. Oh, no! What Jesus paid for Jesus will surely keep. He paid dearly for it: He will not let it easily be lost. He died for me when I was yet a dark sinner: He will never forsake me after I have believed. ..."

- J.C. Ryle

Check it out for yourself--and take the opportunity to remind yourself of the main thing every day.

1 comment:

Bart Byl said...

Hi Amy,

Glad you're being blessed and encouraged by our blog!

Bart