They took a break from demanding, lengthy and exhausting military meetings and planning sessions in early, 1942. Generals Eisenhower and Clark asked British driver Kay Summersby to show them some of England’s historical and military sites.
While on one of the trips Eisenhower related to Clark that the Duke and Duchess of Windsor had visited Washington in 1941. They were invited to visit the War Department, even its War Room. Eisenhower watched as everyone deferred to the royal couple and answered their questions. Their American guides even let them see maps designed to prove military strategy and tactics.
All the while that happened, Eisenhower listened as the guides talked—and realized they said nothing whatever to the Duke and Duchess. For a very good reason: they were not trusted because they had spoken favorably of Hitler. They would never receive any information useful to the Nazis. Past Forgetting, 30
That should never be said of anyone preaching the Bible. Wherever a teacher or preacher steps into Scripture, the Holy Spirit sinks him knee-deep in ideas. And those ideas, developed by us, should be clear, have substance, contain depth and be chock-full of challenges for every listener.
God trusts common people, filled with the Spirit, to understand his Word when it’s preached at any level or depth. No preacher should ever preach simple sermons, fearing the congregation can’t fathom spiritual depths. See Matthew 22:33. Difficult as his teaching was, the common people grasped Christ’s meaning. None of us will ever preach at his depth. We shouldn’t accuse our people of inability to understand deeper teaching as an excuse not to study God’s word in-depth.
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