Fight Hard for Spiritual Light

“The steps by which God leads His children on from one degree of light to another are all full of instruction.  Seldom does He seem to bring His people into the full enjoyment of spiritual knowledge all at once.  We must not, therefore, ‘despise the day of small things.’  We should rather respect those who fight their way out of darkness and grope after truth.  What has been won by hard fighting is often that which wears the longest.  Theological principles taken up secondhand have often no root, and endure but for a little season.  Striking and curious is the similarity in the experience of Whitefield, Berridge, and Venn.  They all had to fight hard for spiritual light; and having found it, they held it fast, and never let it go.”  –J.C. Ryle “The Christian Leaders of the Last Century” p. 239

About Maureen Stohlmeyer

Grateful to have been married to my wonderful husband Michael for nearly 35 years who is now with the Lord, I would like to share from writers from the past who have strengthened our faith and walk with Jesus Christ our Savior and Redeemer. His walk with God was deeply enriched by the writings of authors from the past and I dedicate this blog to him and to them.
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