Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Dust is My Place

A portion of a letter from Rev. Daniel Baker to his daughter about his own estimation of himself. The letter was written from Savannah, Georgia, on November 26, 1850:

Why, really, I am led to think, or at least I am tempted to think, I am ‘somebody.’ But I know too well my unworthiness in the sight of God, to be lifted up. No, no, the dust is my place, and the plea of the Publican is my plea.

Making Many Glad: The Life and Labours of Daniel Baker, prepared by his son, Rev. William M. Baker, first published in 1858, reprinted by the Banner of Truth Trust, 2000, p. 426.

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