Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The dignity of the ministry

It is important to stress the dignity of all lawful vocations, but nevertheless, in an age when gospel ministry is often in low repute, this illustration, which I heard from Andy Young at the Banner Conference is a moving one:

That great missionary to India, William Carey, became deeply concerned about the attitude of his son Felix. The young man, a professing Christian, had promised to become a missionary. But he broke his vow when he was appointed ambassador to Burma. Carey requested prayer for him: “Pray for Felix. He has degenerated into an ambassador of the British government when he should be serving the King of kings.”

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