Saturday, January 17, 2015
"The man whom the Lord uses has to be kept low: severe discipline has to be experienced by him, if the flesh is to be duly mortified. How humbling! Alas, how little is man to be trusted: how little is he able to bear being put into the place of honour! How quickly self rises to the surface, and the instrument is ready to believe he is something more than the instrument! How sadly easy it is to make of the very service God entrusts us with a pedestal on which to display ourselves. But God will not share His glory with another, and therefore does He 'hide' those who may be tempted to take some of it unto themselves. It is only by retiring from the public view and getting alone with God that we can learn our own nothingness."--Arthur Pink, "The Life of Elijah"