Your life preaches all the week!
(Robert Murray M'Cheyne)
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 covetous minister a lover of praise, of pleasure, of good eating — he has ruined your ministry.
In great measure, according to the purity and graces of the instrument, will be success. It is not great talents God blesses, so much as great likeness to Jesus. A holy minister is an powerful weapon in the hand of God!