John Owen – A Real Sense of Sin’s Forgiveness is Rare – Why?

This discovery of forgiveness in God is great, holy, and mysterious, and which very few on gospel grounds do attain unto. It is, then, no easy thing to make a discovery of forgiveness to a soul, when the work and employment which conscience, upon unquestionable grounds, challengeth unto itself lies in opposition unto it. Hence … Continue reading John Owen – A Real Sense of Sin’s Forgiveness is Rare – Why?

John Owen – I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait – The Forgiveness of Sin

John Owen’s exposition and application of Psalm 130:5,6 Having been raised out of his depths by the discovery of forgiveness in God, yet not being immediately made partaker of that forgiveness, as to a comforting sense of it, he gathers up his soul from wandering from God, and supports it from sinking under his present … Continue reading John Owen – I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait – The Forgiveness of Sin

John Owen – How to Set Your Affections on Things Above, Chapter 4

“… let men examine themselves what number of these vain, useless thoughts night and day do rove up and down in their minds. If now it be apprehended too severe, that men’s thoughts of spiritual things should exceed them that are employed about their lawful callings, let them consider what proportion they bear unto those … Continue reading John Owen – How to Set Your Affections on Things Above, Chapter 4

John Owen – How to Set Your Affections on Things Above – Chapter 3 – 1681

Owen wrote, “what is astonishing is, men abide in the duty of prayer, and that with constancy, in their families and otherwise, and yet live in known sins. Whatever spiritual thoughts such men have in and by their prayers, they are not spiritually minded. Shall we now say that all such persons are gross hypocrites, … Continue reading John Owen – How to Set Your Affections on Things Above – Chapter 3 – 1681

John Owen – How to Set Your Affections on Things Above Chapter 2 – 1681

Owen wrote, ” Water that rises and flows from a living spring runs equally and constantly, unless it be obstructed or diverted by some violent opposition; but that which is from thunder-showers runs furiously for a season, but is quickly dried up. So are those spiritual thoughts which arise from a prevalent internal principle of … Continue reading John Owen – How to Set Your Affections on Things Above Chapter 2 – 1681

John Owen – How to Set Your Affections on Things Above, Preface and Chapter 1

Owen wrote, ” There is a being earthly minded which consists in an inordinate affection unto the things of this world. It is that which is sinful, which ought to be mortified; yet it is not absolutely inconsistent with the substance and being of the grace inquired after. Some who are really and truly spiritually … Continue reading John Owen – How to Set Your Affections on Things Above, Preface and Chapter 1