Among those who visited Dr. Carey, the missionary, in his last illness was Alexander Duff, the Scotch missionary.
On one occasion he spent some time talking chiefly about Carey's missionary life, until the dying man whispered, "Pray." Duff knelt down and prayed and then said "Goodbye."
As he passed from the room, he thought he heard a feeble voice pronouncing his name, and turning, found that he was recalled. He stepped back accordingly, and this is what he heard, spoken with gracious solemnity: "Mr. Duff, you have been speaking about Dr. Carey! Dr. Carey! When I am gone say nothing about Dr. Carey—speak about Dr. Carey's Saviour."
Duff went away rebuked and awed, with a lesson in his heart that he never forgot.
May we all learn the lesson that Alexander Duff learned about humility and give all the credit to our Saviour.
He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.
- Psalm 25:9 (New International Version)
Dear Lord we pray that we will give you all the glory and credit. We pray that we will be humble in all things. In Jesus’ name, amen.