A few months before his death, Robert Murray M’Cheyne wrote his Personal Reformation. He began by saying, “It is the duty of ministers in this day to begin the reformation of religion . . . with confession of past sin, earnest prayer for direction, grace, and full purpose of heart.”
He then gives us simple, but challenging insight into how a pastor must go about loving God and loving others.
How to Glorify God and Do Good
M’Cheyne writes, “I am persuaded that I shall obtain the highest amount of present happiness, I shall do most for God’s glory and the good of man, and I shall have the fullest reward in eternity,” by doing three things:
- “By maintaining a conscience always washed in Christ’s blood.”
- “By being filled with the Holy Spirit at all times.”
- “By attaining the most entire likeness to Christ in mind, will, and heart, that it is possible for a redeemed sinner to attain to in this world.”