So deplorable a state!

(Spurgeon, "Job's Regret and Our Own")

Many pastors have grown 'professional' in
their service, and preach like automatons,
wound up for a sermon, to run down when
the discourse is over.

They have little more care for the souls
of men than if they were so much dirt!

Too many pastors are fascinated with . . .
  technical trifles about words,
  fancies of speculation, or
  fopperies of oratory.

God forgive us if we have fallen into so
deplorable a state!