I’m currently reading “Counsel to Gospel Ministers” by John Brown of Haddington which Reformed Heritage Books have just published. I think the book is mixed but worthy, I particularly liked the below. I wish he’d expanded on what he means to ‘study to possess a courageous disposition of mind’….
‘In regard to your own person, labor to have your heart habitually spiritual, lively, and burning with love and holy zeal, inflamed and constrained by the redeeming love of Christ shed abroad in it and by the powerful influences of His Holy Spirit dwelling therein. Cherish the deepest humility, meekness and lowliness of spirit. Study to possess a courageous disposition of mind and as much hardiness of bodily constitution as possible.’ p50