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The Well Is Deep, and Our Brains Are Shallow

Dear Sovereign Redeemer and other friends,

The title is essentially the post. I have been reading Richard Baxter’s classic work for pastors, “The Reformed Pastor,” with a friend, and we just came across a¬†gem. Baxter exhorts pastors to throw themselves wholeheartedly into sermon preparation:

“Study hard, for the well is deep, and our brains are shallow…”

I don’t know a preacher who disagrees.