(John Angell James, "The
The evidence of genuine piety is to
be found in . . .
hungering and thirsting after righteousness,
sorrow for sin, and
a continual effort to regulate your thoughts,
feelings, and conduct by the Word of God.
Genuine piety will not thrive and increase without
effort--but is of so tender and delicate a nature as
to require great, constant, and persevering concern,
watchfulness, and care.