The best preacher of the gospel
"Judge not, that ye be not
judged." - Matthew 7:1
Let us go down to the core. The only basis of
good character, is a renewed heart--a heart in which Jesus
Christ lives, a heart which is in the habit of obeying
Christ's commandments. Such a man draws his motives of
action from his deep, abiding love to Jesus. Up from the
very roots--comes his daily devotion to those things which
are pure and honest and lovely and of good report. Rooted
into Christ, he is not easily shaken. He does not bend to
trickery or yield to temptation. The world cannot move such
a man. What does he care for its changing, frivolous
fashions; his fashion is to do the will of his holy Master.
An honest, consistent, godly character, is a sermon all
the week. The godly Christian--pure of heart and
unspotted by the world--is the best preacher of the gospel.
The revival which is most urgently needed, is a revival of
practical godliness. Sunday preaching is not enough; we need
more "sermons all through the week."
Theodore Cuyler, Wayside Springs from the
Fountain of Life, 1883