March 31, 2006
C.J. and the T4G crew. Please forgive my non-response to your great questions. I’ve been buried under some pastoral issues here of late. C.J., your question is crucial – literally – and I really want to give a helpful response. Perhaps by Monday.
Meanwhile, feast on this insight from Bishop J.C. Ryle on true heart religion:
What is the first thing we need, in order to be Christians? A new heart. What is the sacrifice God asks us to bring to Him? A broken and a contrite heart. What is the true circumcision? The circumcision of the heart. What is genuine obedience? To obey from the heart. What is saving faith? To believe with the heart. Where ought Christ to dwell? To dwell in our hearts by faith. What is the chief request that Wisdom makes to everyone? "My son, give me thine heart."