Even though marking the anniversary of someone’s birth is a bit odd (given that it’s not really their achievement), any reason to remember the legacy of 19th century Presbyterian pastor Robert Murray McCheyne should be welcome, particularly given my earlier post relating to the Church of Scotland.
At The Briefing, Sandy Grant offers a short appreciation of McCheyne’s (notably brief) life and devotion to personal holiness.
Here’s the intro.
Perhaps some of the most famous words ever spoken on the topic of holiness by a pastor came from Robert Murray McCheyne.
The greatest need of my people is my own holiness.
He was not just referring to a minister with moral standards, but one who is walking constantly in communion with Christ, and is being so changed by it to be more like Jesus.
Read the rest at The Briefing, and give thanks for the example of a devoted disciple of Jesus.