Though written over a century ago, these words are as timely and convicting today as when first delivered. Bonar summons us to faith, zeal, and love for lost souls. He warns of "the tragedy of a barren ministry" and gives special attention to the need for ministerial confession of sin, quoting extensively from a moving public confession by the ministers of the Church of Scotland in 1651.
This timeless classic by Horatius Bonar, Scottish Presbyterian divine of 180889, offers spiritual, heart-searching counsel to all believers, especially ministers of the gospel. Though written over a century ago, these words are as timely and convicting today as when first delivered. They represent a gripping challenge to put aside all that interferes with the ministry of the gospelto labor urgently and be spent for Christ.
Horatius Bonar, an accomplished preacher and writer, is best known as the author of some of our favorite hymns, including I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say and Here, O My Lord, I See Thee Face to Face.