“The privilege of a faithful elder” by David Dickson

“To be but hewers of wood and drawers of water in such a Master’s house would be a great honor, but ours is still greater. As friends of the Bridegroom, to be helps and witnesses to the betrothal of sinners to Jesus; to stand by and see the salvation of God; to watch the operations of His hand; to guide and encourage His ransomed ones on their way Zionward; and to see many of them safe home before Himself– this is the privilege of a faithful elder.”

–David Dickson, The Elder and His Work, Eds. George McFarland and Philip Ryken (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 1883/2004), 129.

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