Preaching water drinking wine

„Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself?“ (Romans 2:21)

How can I minister the holy things of God unless I be myself treading the path of obedience?

The Jew of Paul's day was very self-important, yet he brought no glory unto God.

"And are confident that you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness, an instructor of the foolish" (Romans 2:19-20)

And then the Apostle puts him to the test: "You therefore which teach another, teach you not yourself? you that preach a man should not steal, do you steal?" (Romans 2:21).

The principle there enunciated is a searching one and one of wide application. By it each of us who preach the Gospel should diligently measure himself.

You that preach that God requires Truth in the inwards parts, are you a man of your word? You that teach we should provide things honest in the sight of all men, have you any unpaid debts? You that exhort believers to be importunate in prayer, spend you much time in the secret place?

If not, be not surprised if your sermons meet with little response.



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