(J.C. Ryle, “Growth in Grace” 1879)
Regular and habitual communion with the Lord Jesus, is absolutely essential to growth in grace! I mean that daily habit of communion between the believer and his Savior, which can only be carried on by faith, prayer and meditation.
It is a habit, I fear, of which many believers know little. It is possible to have “union” with Christ–and yet to have little “communion” with Him. Communion . . .
between the Bridegroom–and His bride,
between the Head–and His members,
between the Physician–and His patients,
between the Advocate–and His clients,
between the Shepherd–and His sheep,
between the Master–and His scholars.
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