Search Your Heart for Self-Righteousness


You cannot search your heart too diligently, for self-righteousness is the subtlest enemy of all. Beware of thinking, as the devil would have you, that the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector is a very good one for everybody else, but does not exactly touch your case. Be sure in this way you will lose your own souls. Know for a certainty, if you never groan under the burden of sin and never make the tax collector’s prayer your own, you cannot be saved. And if you feel this minute any doubt about your salvation, it were far better to give your soul the benefit of it, and re-lay the foundation of your faith.

~ J.C. Ryle


About John
A follower of Christ and sinner who needs his grace everyday.

3 Responses to Search Your Heart for Self-Righteousness

  1. Very good reminder here… thank you!

    • John says:

      It is always a good reminder for all of us. Thanks for stopping by! God bless.

  2. Siew-Leng Willis says:

    And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. Matt. 23 v12

    May we know and obey God’s Word to His glory.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: