The following is from J. C. Ryle's Holiness It's Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties, and Roots
"A holy man will
remember . . .
that Christ would continually deny Himself in order to minister to others;
that He was meek and patient under undeserved insults;
that He thought more of godly poor men, than of kings;
that He was full of love and compassion to sinners;
that He was bold and uncompromising in denouncing sin;
that He sought not the praise of men, when He might have had it;
that He went about doing good;
that He was separate from worldly people;
that He continued instant in prayer;
that He would not let even His nearest relations stand in His way, when God's
work was to be done.
All these things, a holy man will try to remember. By them, he will endeavor to
shape his course in life."