Friday, October 10, 2014

Genuine Piety

The evidence of genuine piety is to be found in  real humility, reliance on CHRIST, hungering and thirsting after righteousness, sincere sorrow for sin, and a continual effort to regulate our thoughts, words, and conduct by the Word of GOD. 

Genuine piety will not thrive and increase without effort but is of so tender and delicate a nature as to require great, constant, and persevering concern, watchfulness, and care.

[John Angell James]

Philippians 2:12-13 ... Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

James 4:10 ... Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

2 Peter 1:5-7 ... And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;  And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;  And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

1 John 1:7 ... But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.