"...the prophet devours the Word, obeys the Word, frequents the place where the Word is heard. Behind the public man lies his private, secret life with God in His Word: our Monday-to-Saturday and very early Sunday-morning personal habit. The public minister of the Word has to be fashioned in the secret workshop of the Word. The minister must never cease to be an 'ordinary believer' humbly walking with God in the light of His Word." - Motyer, Preaching? p123.