“If we would be sanctified, our course is clear and plain–we must begin with Christ. We must go to Him as sinners, with no plea but that of utter need, and cast our souls on Him by faith…If we would grow in holiness and become more sanctified, we must continually go on as we began, and be ever making fresh applications to Christ.”

-J.C. Ryle, Holiness (Cambridge, UK: James Clarke, 1956), 32. Quoted in Jared C. Wilson’s Gospel Wakfulness (Wheaton, Ill: Crossway, 2011), 135.