A man is what he is on his knees before
God–and nothing more! In great measure,
according to the purity of the instrument,
will be success. It is not great talents which
God blesses–so much as great likeness to
Jesus! A holy minister is a powerful weapon
in the hand of God!
Study universal holiness of life. Your whole
usefulness depends on this; for your sermons
last but an hour or two–but your life preaches
all the week! If Satan can only make a minister
covetous; or a lover of praise, or of pleasure, or
of fine eating–he has ruined your ministry!
“Lord, make me as holy as a pardoned sinner can be!”