On July 8, 1836, Robert Murray McCheyne wrote in his journal:
"Today missed some fine opportunities of speaking a word for Christ. The Lord saw I would have spoken as much for my own honour as His, and therefore shut my mouth. I see a man cannot be a faithful minister until he preaches Christ for Christ's sake until he gives up striving to attract people to himself and seeks only to attract them to Christ."
Quoted in Awakening, p. 105.