Some profess to know God by revelation, yet in works deny him. Others profess to know God by revelation and inspiration, yet like the others neither fear God, trust Him or love Him, having deceived their own souls. Others have fallen from the experimental and saving knowledge of God, yet profess to know God.
But how excellent the character of those who know God, prove it by their works, demonstrate uniformity of tempers and actions, living always in respect of God and in unshaken confidence of His mercy and truth!
-Journal, 16 April 1801
Francis Asbury (1745-1815) was one of the first two bishops of the American Methodist movement. He traveled for thousands of miles on horseback, delivering sermons and helpilng with the founding of several schools. Under his leadership many answered the call to salvation, and the Methodist movement grew tremendously. Buy The Daily Asbury, edited by Dr. Donald Demaray, Professor Emeritus of Preaching, Asbury Theological Seminary, as a devotional companion here.