Preacher, when you are in the midst of trial, suffering, and hardship, consider that perhaps your greatest prayer could be for boldness to preach the mystery of the Gospel.
At some point, we are going to have to address issues that we ourselves have difficulty understanding and adhering to, we will inevitably call people to be obedient to a standard that we ourselves fall short of, and we will give advice and instruction to our churches that we need a healthy dose of ourselves. But this shouldn’t cause us to shy away from preaching the Word of God in all its fullness.
If you are a serious student of the Word and are any bit at all concerned with rightly handling the Word of God, this book is a must-read. It may be hard and it may not be pleasant, but the resulting trade-off—that God’s Word will be handled with the care and concern that it demands—will be more than worth it.