You are those worthies “of whom the world is not worthy,” Hebrews 11:38. You are the princes “that prevail with God,” Genesis 32:28. You are those “excellent ones” in whom is all Christ’s delight, Psalm 16:3. You are His glory. You are His picked, culled, prime instruments which He will make use of to carry on His best and greatest work against His worst and greatest enemies in these latter days.
— Thomas Brooks (1608-1680)