The Sunday feature of the Worldly Saints blog is all about quotes. No commentary from me, no reflection, etc. Just a provocative or informative quote from a saint in church history.
“The humble servant, Paul, was a strong, brave warrior and leader for Christ. He served God and cared for His people with all his might and zeal. During his life he faced many conflict, debates, and struggles. The man who could say that he ‘served the Lord with al lowliness of mind’ handed over an impenitent believer to Satan for the destruction of his flesh, struck the false teacher Elymus with blindness, rebuked Peter and Barnabas for their hypocrisy, and stood bravely before Roman courts and judges. Despite the many problems he confronted, Paul consistently responded to his brethren in humility and love. He knew that acting in pride would make things worse and divide God’s people. That is one reason why Paul’s letters, as well as those of Peter, John, and James, are supersaturated with commands concerning love, patience, kindness, prayer, forgiveness, gentleness, and compassion.”
– Alexander Strauch in Biblical Eldership: An Urgent Call to Restore Biblical Church Leadership