Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Let men or devils do their worst

"You know, sir, what a design I am going upon and what a stripling I am for so great a work; but I stand forth as David against Goliath in the name of the Lord of Hosts and I doubt not but that he that has and does will still deliver unto the end. God give me a deep humility, a well-guided zeal, a burning love and a single eye, and then let men or devils do their worst."

George Whitefield, in a letter, 9 January 1738, published in Letters of George Whitefield, page 33.