I am humbled by these words from Robert Murray M’Cheyne, “My people’s greatest need is my personal holiness.”
Praise the Lord, in Christ, new mercies are available each day.
In a sense, as believers, we are called to have a productive ministry, an effective impact on Christ’s Kingdom. And how can we be effective? In the words of a fisherman…
“For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:5-8