Christmas Jottings – Simeon

Christmas Jottings

Regarding Luke 2:29

 
“What is it that can enable a mortal man to use such language as this? What can deliver us from that ‘fear of death’ to which so many are in bondage? What can take the sting of death away?

 
There is but one answer to such questions. Nothing but strong faith can do it. Faith laying firm hold on an unseen Saviour,—faith resting on the promises of an unseen God,—faith, and faith only, can enable a man to look death in the face, and say, ‘I depart in peace.'”

J. C. Ryle, Expository Thoughts on Luke, Vol. 1. New York: Robert Carter & Brothers, 1879, pp. 67f.

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