Thursday, April 30, 2009
Baxter on pride - p138
p138 - "And when pride hath made the sermon, it goes with us into the pulpit, it formeth our tone, it animateth us in the delivery, it takes us off from that which may be displeasing, how necessary soever, and setteth us in pursuit of vain applause. In short, the sum of all is this, it maketh men, both in studying and preaching, to seek themselves, and deny God, when they should seek God's glory, and deny themselves. ... If they perceive that they are highly thought of, they rejoice, as having attained their end; but if they see that they are considered by weak or common men, they are displeased, as having missed the prize they had in view."