A Line of Conduct Which Passes Man’s Understanding

“The love of Christ to sinners is a ‘love that passeth all knowledge.’ To suffer for those whom we love, and who are in some sense worthy of our affections, is suffering that we can understand. To submit to ill-treatment quietly, when we have no power to resist, is both graceful and wise. But to suffer voluntarily, when we have the power to prevent it, and to suffer for a world of unbelieving and ungodly sinners, unasked and unthanked – this is a line of conduct which passes man’s understanding.”

– Ryle, Expository Thoughts on the Gospels, Vol. 4

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2 thoughts on “A Line of Conduct Which Passes Man’s Understanding”

  1. This is a love that I know nothing about — but can only, by God’s grace, catch glimpses of every now and then. Oh for grace to love Him more for what He has accomplished for us in Christ Jesus. Wishing you all a beautiful Lord’s Day.

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