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Quote: J. C. Ryle’s observations on holy living still apply to all believers living in a world hostile to Christianity:

A holy man will follow after spiritual-mindedness. He will endeavor to set his affections entirely on things above, and to hold things on earth with a very loose hand. He will not neglect the business of the life that now is; but the first place in his mind and thoughts will be given to the life to come. He will aim to live like one whose treasure is in heaven, and to pass through this world like a stranger and pilgrim travelling to his home. (Holiness [reprint; Hertfordshire: Evangelical Press, 1987], 37)