The people are too many! Judges 7. What if after all there are too many instead of too few? What if the churches will need to be emptier before they are fuller! What if there is something in us that is not utterly crushed? God cannot work yet. We are not weak enough for Him to take us and glorify Himself in a great deliverance and victory. "To many!" We are far too smug, sleek and self-contained, but there is no cheating God. He will not allow you and me to come parading, to have our names on communion rolls if we are not going to be genuine. We must begin on the basis of absolute truth, cutting off all our pride and self-sufficiency, and putting on holiness. Then He will restore the joy of His salvation.—John MacNeill.
One of the grandest things in having rights is that, being your rights, you may give them up.