Whitfield's Honor

Reg Grant on August 16, 2009 in DTS Devotional

George Whitefield was made the butt of several off-color songs and a satirical play. Yet he was honored by famous poets Charles Wesley, William Cowper, and then John Greenleaf Whittier, who described Whitefield as “That life of pure intent / That voice of warning, yet eloquent, / Of one on the errands of angels sent.” Proverbs 23:9: “Do not speak in the ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.” Proverbs 21:21: “The one who pursues righteousness and love finds life, bounty, and honor.” Don’t pursue honor. Pursue God and let honor find you.