Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Two from John Owen

I've been "pulling a Damian" by reading some John Owen devotionally of late, and I came across a couple great quotes. Both are from "Of the Mortification of Sin in Believers" in Overcoming Sin and Temptation, edited by Kelly Kapic and J. T.

On the need to constantly be mortifying sin:
Do you mortify;
do you make it your daily work;
be always at it while you live;
cease not a day from this work;
be killing sin or it will be killing you. (50)
And on sin's danger when it seems not to be attacking:
When sin lets us alone we may let sin alone; but as sin is never less quiet than when it seems to be most quiet, and its waters are for the most part deep when they are still, so our contrivances against it to be vigorous at all times and in all conditions, even where there is least suspicion. (51)


Anonymous said...

Great book!

Damian Romano said...

One will do well to read more Owen.

Here's another one.

“The vigor and power and comfort of our spiritual life depends on our mortification of deeds of the flesh”