Carl Trueman writes on ‘vanilla men’ in the ministry, i.e. not the stars or the personalities but the ordinary pastors called to minister God’s word week by week. How are they to be honoured? The simple answer is to listen to them, not because it is they who are speaking, but because of the message they are called to preach. The article finishes with this startlingly great quote from Lloyd-Jones:
[I]f a Christian man, however able and learned and knowledgeable he may be, is not ready to sit down and listen to the man whom God has called, and appointed, and sent to perform this task, with joy and with keen anticipation, I take leave to query whether that man is a Christian at all.’ [my emphasis – SND]
Read the rest of Trueman’s article here: Honour the Vanilla Men – Reformation21 Blog.