Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Divine Blessing

From a letter by John A Broadus to his wife, Maria Broadus, June 4, 1853:

I know that I am grievously prone to overestimate men’s opinion of me and lamentably inclined to be vain when I ought to be humble. Pray for me, Maria, that a little applause may not be permitted to turn my weak head and bewitch my silly heart in that I may remember my nothingness and my entire dependence for all true success on the Divine blessing, and that more than anything else I may carry back an increased desire to labor for the conversion of men to Christ.

Life and Letters of John Albert Broadus, by Archibald Thomas Robertson, 1901, reprinted by Gano Books, 1987, p. 109.

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