God approves and honors heart-religion in the present life. He looks down from Heaven, and reads the hearts of all people. Wherever He sees . . .

   heart-repentance for sin,

   heart-faith in Christ,

   heart-holiness of life,

   heart-love to His Son,

   His law, His will, and His word

   . . . wherever God sees these things, He is well pleased.

~ J.C. Ryle, ‘Formal Religion

HT: Grace Gems