“Growing in Grace”

“When I speak of a man growing in grace, I mean simply that his sense of sin is becoming deeper, his faith is becoming stronger, his hope is becoming brighter, his love is becoming more extensive, and his spiritual-mindedness is becoming more marked.” By J. C. Ryle, www.gracegems.org

“The Power of Love!”

“Holy and humble Christian love, is a principle of wonderful power to give ineffable quietness and tranquility to the soul. It banishes all disturbance, and sweetly composes and brings rest to the spirit, and makes all divinely calm and sweet and happy.” By Jonathan Edwards, “Charity and its Fruit,” www.gracegems.org

“Afflictions Needful”

“Sicknesses, losses, crosses, anxieties and disappointments seem absolutely needful to keep us humble, watchful and spiritual-minded. They are as needful as the pruning knife to the vine and the refiner’s furnace to the gold.” By J. C. Ryle, www.gracegems.org/30/short_pithy_gems_from_jc_ryle.

“Blessed Are the Meek”

“Meekness is a grace whereby we are enabled by the Spirit of God, to moderate our angry passions. Meekness has a divine beauty and sweetness in it. This meekness consists in three things: the bearing of injuries, the forgiving of injuries and the recompensing good for evil.” By Thomas Watson, “The Beatitudes” 1660, www.gracegems.org/quotes