from A.W. Tozer
What a man is comes first in the sight of God. What he does is determined by what he is, so is is of the first importance.
The fundamental be must be sanctified if we would have a righteous do, for being and doing are related as cause and effect, as father and son.
God wants worshipers before workers; indeed the only acceptable workers are those who have learned the lost art of worship. It is inconceivable that a sovereign and holy God should be so hard up for workers that he would press into service anyone who had been empowered regardless of his moral qualification.