Thoughts on the Way Home

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Conquering the Disturbance Caused by Temptations

Store up in your hearts a sense of the love of God in Christ, the eternal purpose of His grace, the savour of the blood of Christ, and His love in the shedding of it; get a taste for the privileges we have through this: our adoption, justification, acceptance with God; fill your hearts with thoughts of the beauty of holiness, as the effect Christ intended in dying for us; and you will, in the ordinary course of walking with God, have great peace and security from the disturbance caused by temptations.

When men can live and plod on in their profession, and not be able to say when they last experienced any living sense of the love of God or of the privileges they have in the blood of Christ, I do not know how they can keep themselves from being ensnared.

-John Owen

HT: Kevin Woodell