Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives




God is Making Me a Man of


Respect for the truth and the sovereignty of God in the smallest details.

Just as Christ in His love spared not His own life, so I do not cut corners in the service of others.

I expend great effort to track down the facts.

Just as God in His providence governs the tiniest atomic particles, I pay attention to details.

I know that mediocrity in the pursuit of accuracy leads to falsehood and the triumph of lies.

Because I work with great accuracy, I am of greater service to others.

Acts 18:25 This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things of the Lord, though he knew only the baptism of John.

Acts 18:26 So he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately.

Acts 24:22 But when Felix heard these things, having more accurate knowledge of the Way, he adjourned the proceedings and said, "When Lysias the commander comes down, I will make a decision on your case."

George Washington's understanding was lucid and his judgment accurate, so that his conduct never betrayed hurry or confusion. No detail was too minute for his personal inquiry and continued supervision; and at the same time he comprehended events in their widest aspects and relations. He never seemed above the object that engaged his attention, and he was always equal, without an effort, to the solution of the highest questions affecting the destiny of mankind, even when there existed no precedents to guide his decision. In the perfection of the reflective powers he had no peer.
George Bancroft, History of the United States, Vol.4, p.208

This isn't that New Age "Positive Thinking" stuff, is it??

In this last revision, as in the first composition, it is the fixed purpose to secure perfect accuracy in the relation of facts, even to their details and their coloring, and to keep truth clear from the clouds, however brilliant, of conjecture and tradition. No well-founded criticism that has been seen, whether made here or abroad, with a good will or a bad one, has been neglected.
George Bancroft, History of the United States, Vol.1, Preface

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