“I will never stray from Dr. Gary North’s dictum: never do anything second-rate in the name of Jesus.
“Unfortunately,” he said, “on all sides, we are awash in Christian mediocrity. Worse, we’re unaware of the legacy of Christian excellence that we’ve inherited. I’ve drawn attention to this on the musical front in respect to the work of Johann Sebastian Bach, the pre-eminent example of Christian excellence. How we’ve withdrawn from these high-water marks is one of the great tragedies of the march of pietism across the theological landscape.
“And let’s be honest here: it won’t be Christian mediocrity that will win over the world. We’ve allowed the foundations for excellence to be destroyed on our watch, so now it’s time to rebuild those foundations—difficult but needful work. Faithful men and women will engage, but the slothful will not bother. Only the hand of the diligent shall bear rule.”Martin Selbrede: Chalcedon’s Scholar by Lee Duigon
A worthless and powerless servant implies a worthless and powerless master.
Also: God HATES blasphemy.
“A word to the wise is sufficient.”