Cling to Christ, I say, and never forget your debt to Him. Sinners you were, when you were first called by the Holy Ghost and fled to Jesus. Sinners you have been, even at your best, from the day of your conversion. Sinners you will find yourselves to your dying hour, having nothing to boast of in yourselves. Then, cling to Christ.
Cling to Christ, I say, and make use of His atoning blood every day. Go to Him every morning as your morning sacrifice and confess your need of His salvation. Go to Him every night, after the bustle of the day, and plead for fresh absolution. Wash in the great fountain every evening after all the defilement of contact with the world. “He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet” (John 13:10).
Cling to Christ, I say, and show the world how you love Him. Show it by obedience to His commandments. Show it by conformity to His image. Show it by following His example. Make your Master’s cause lovely and beautiful before men by your holiness of temper and conversation. Let all the world see that he who is much forgiven is the man who loves much, and that he who loves most is the man who does most for Christ (Luke 7:47).
J. C. Ryle (1816-1900)