Tuesday, April 11, 2017

My Year with Owen #15

I will be sharing some John Owen quotes this year. The first book I'll be reading is Of the Mortification of Sin in Believers (1656).
  • By faith fill your soul with a due consideration of that provision which is laid up in Jesus Christ for this end and purpose, that all your lusts, this very lust wherewith you are entangled, may be mortified. ~ John Owen
  • By faith ponder on this, that though you are no way able in or by yourself to get the conquest over your distemper, though you are even weary of contending, and are utterly ready to faint, yet that there is enough in Jesus Christ to yield you relief (Phil. 4:13). ~ John Owen
  • In your greatest distress and anguish, consider that fullness of grace, those riches, those treasures of strength, might, and help [Isa. 40: 28-31], that are laid up in him for our support (John 1: 16; Col. 1: 19). Let them come into and abide in your mind. Consider that he is “exalted and made a Prince and a Savior to give repentance unto Israel” (Acts 5: 31); and if to give repentance, to give mortification, without which the other is not, nor can be. Christ tells us that we obtain purging grace by abiding in him (John 15: 3). To act faith upon the fullness that is in Christ for our supply is an eminent way of abiding in Christ, for both our insition2 and abode is by faith (Rom. 11: 19-20). ~ John Owen
  • Raise up your heart by faith to an expectation of relief from Christ. ~ John Owen
  • Consider his mercifulness, tenderness, and kindness, as he is our great High Priest at the right hand of God. ~ John Owen
  • Consider his faithfulness who has promised; which may raise you up and confirm you in this waiting in an expectation of relief. ~ John Owen

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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