How to listen to a sermon

23 May 2022 | Church | 0 comments

Judge not the preacher; for he is thy Judge

If thou mislike him, thou conceivs’t him not.

God calleth preaching folly. Do not grudge

To pick out treasures from an earthen  pot.

The worst speak something good: if all want sense,

God takes a text, and preacheth patience….


Jest not at preachers’ language, or expression:

How know’st thou, but  thy sins made him miscarry?

Then  turn thy faults and his into confession:

God sent him, whatsoe’re he be: O tarry,

And love him for his Master: his condition,

Though it be ill, makes him no ill physician.


George Herbert (1593-1633).



Notes from the Compiler


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