“Remember, you must never use your position to lord it over the heathen. Instead, you must humble yourself and earn their respect through your own quiet faith and the power of the Holy Spirit. The missionary must seek nothing for themselves. You must be content to suffer, die, and be forgotten.”
Nikolaus Zinzendorf – German Reformer 1700 – 1760
I’ve had the quote “Preach the Gospel, die, and be forgotten” in my queue for a while and I wanted to research a little where it came from and apparently it’s from this quote!
The idea that we should earn the respect of people through a quiet faith and not through a boastful proud faith – wow. Some real 1 Thessalonians 4:11 vibes happening here for sure.