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 Twelve were like the rest of us; they were selected from the unworthy and the unqualified. … They did not rise to the highest usefulness because they were somehow different from us. Their transformation into vessels of honor was solely the work of the Potter. … Many Christians become discouraged and disheartened when their spiritual life and witness suffer because of sin or failure. We tend to think we’re worthless nobodies – and left to ourselves, that would be true! But worthless nobodies are just the kind of people God uses, because that is all He has to work with. … God chooses the humble, the lowly, the meek, and the weak so that there’s never any question about the source of power when they change the world. It’s not the man; it’s the truth of God and the power of God in the man.”
John MacArhur, Twelve Ordinary Men