Thoughts for Young Men, J.C. Ryle 3.3

Remaining in Ryle’s third section which holds General Counsels to Young Men, we consider the importance of our soul.

I do take issue with Ryle in this reading over his interpretation of 2 Peter 3:10 as well as his understanding of the purpose of our bodies.

I believe a more biblically faithful way of understanding 2 Peter 3:10 is one which allows for renewal of the earth rather than annihilation.

Ryle’s main point should not be lost on us however and that’s that we must inspect our soul and determine where we stand before God. Ryle says, “He [God] measures all men by one standard, one measure, one test, one criterion, and that is the state of their souls.”

Ryle concludes with this critically important statement, “Believe me, the day is fast coming when the soul will be the one thing men will think of, and the only question of importance will be this, ‘Is my soul lost or saved?

Have you surveyed your soul? Have you taken inventory of your soul? Do you care for your soul more than anything else in your life?

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