You got to love some of the quotes you find….especially when reading books from the late 1800’s early 1900’s.. I don’t read much like this any more. It causes me to wonder how different Christian culture would be if we followed such advice…..
Study universal holiness of life. Your whole usefulness depends on this, for your sermons last but an hour or two; 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. Give yourself to prayer, and get your texts, your thoughts, your words from God. Luther spent his best three hours in prayer. — Robert Murray McCheyne quoted in Bounds, E. M. Power Through Prayer. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1999.