”Glory not in your own faith, your own feelings, your own knowledge, your own prayers. Glory in nothing but Christ.” ~ J.C. Ryle
I read this quote yesterday and it really spoke to me. I went to look up the definition for glory, because I was trying to understand how I might “glory in my own feelings.”
noun. splendour – splendor – fame – kudos – renown – lustre
verb. exult – jubilate – rejoice – pride – boast
“To take great pride or pleasure in” my feelings? Guilty as charged. How often I delight in feeling good. I rejoice on the easy and comfortable days to the point that the rough or gloomy days can get me down.
But if I take the advice of Ryle (which is soaked in biblical Truth), then I’ll glory in Christ everyday, because He is worthy, even when I don’t “feel” like rejoicing.
It seems simple, but I’m prone to making things harder. Though my spirit is willing, my flesh is weak. All the more reason to glory in Christ, because when I am weak, He is strong.
For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.
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