Tuesday, July 4, 2017

My Year with Owen #27

I will be sharing some John Owen quotes this year. The third book I'll be reading is The Nature, Power, Deceit and Prevalency of Indwelling Sin. 

    • We fight with an enemy whose secret strength we cannot discover, whom we cannot follow into its retirements. ~ John Owen
    • Hence, oftentimes, when we are ready to think sin quite ruined, after a while we find it was but out of sight. ~ John Owen
    • The soul may persuade itself all is well, when sin may be safe in the hidden darkness of the mind, which it is impossible that he should look into; for whatever makes manifest is light. ~ John Owen
    • Never let us reckon that our work in contending against sin, in crucifying, mortifying, and subduing of it, is at an end. ~ John Owen
    • Commit the whole matter with all care and diligence unto him who can search the heart to the uttermost, and knows how to prevent all its treacheries and deceits. ~ John Owen
    • As every drop of poison is poison, and will infect, and every spark of fire is fire, and will burn, so is every thing of the law of sin, the last, the least of it--it is enmity, it will poison, it will burn. ~ John Owen
    • Grace changes the nature of man, but nothing can change the nature of sin. ~ John Owen
    • Every act of sin is a fruit of being weary of God. John Owen. 
    • The giving way to the law of sin in the least is the giving strength unto it. ~ John Owen
    • To let it alone is to let it grow; not to conquer it is to be conquered by it. ~ John Owen

    © Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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