“A minister’s life is the life of his ministry . . . . In great measure, according to the purity and perfections of the instrument will be the success. It is not great talents that God blesses so much as likeness to Jesus. A holy minister is an awful weapon in the hand of God.”
Robert Murray. M’Cheyne quoted by Joel R. Beeke in Puritan Reformed Spirituality (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2004), 254f.