John Owen, on the Ministry

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The Lord Christ, by undertaking this office of the ministry, has consecrated and made honorable that office to all that are rightly called to it, and do rightly discharge it. It is true, his ministry and ours are not of the same kind and nature; but they agree in this, that they are both a ministry to God in the holy things of his worship. And considering that Christ himself was God’s minister, we have far greater reason to tremble in ourselves on an apprehension of our own insufficiency for such an office than to be discouraged with all the hardships and contests we meet in the world on the account of it.

Coxe, Nehemiah; Owen, John. Covenant Theology: From Adam to Christ (Kindle Locations 2506-2510). RBAP. Kindle Edition.

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