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Scripture at Sunrise 01.05.2022

“My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.” -Proverbs 2:1-5

We must read our Bibles like men digging for buried treasure. -J.C. Ryle

Scripture at Sunrise 10.20.2011

“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures…” -1 Corinthians 15:3

Never does the devil triumph so thoroughly, as when he persuades missionaries to keep back the story of the cross. -J.C. Ryle, via John Piper’s Twitter

“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures…”  -1 Corinthians 15:3-4

Christ saw us ruined by the fall, a world of poor, lost, ship-wrecked sinners. He saw and He pitied us; and in compliance with the everlasting counsels of the Eternal Trinity, He came down to the world, to suffer in our stead, and to save us.

He did not sit in heaven pitying us from a distance: He did not stand upon the shore and see the wreck, and behold poor drowning sinners struggling in vain to get to shore. He plunged into the waters Himself: He came off to the wreck and took part with us in our weakness and infirmity becoming a man to save our souls.

As man, He bore our sins and carried our transgressions; as man, He endured all that men can endure, and went through everything in man’s experience, sin only excepted; as man He lived; as man He went to the cross; as man He died. As man He shed His blood, in order that He might save us, poor shipwrecked sinners, and establish a communication between earth and heaven! As man He became a curse for us, in order that He might bridge the gulf, and make a way by which you and I might draw near to God with boldness, and have access to God without fear.

—J.C. Ryle, Old Paths (Edinburgh, UK: Banner of Truth, 1999), 440
[via Of First Importance]