John Owen

The Mortification of Sin – John Owen

Not to be daily mortifying sin, is to sin against the goodness, kindness, wisdom, grace, and love of God, who hath furnished us with a principle (and means) of doing it.

– John Owen –
from The Mortification of Sin

Where Is Our Focus? – John Owen

We all profess that we are bound for heaven, immortality, and glory: but is it any evidence that we really design it if all our thoughts are consumed about the trifles of this world, which we must leave behind us, and have only occasional thoughts of things above?

– John Owen –

Living By Aid of the Holy Spirit – John Owen

We are taught in an especial manner to pray that God would give his Holy Spirit unto us, that through his aid and assistance we may live unto God in that holy obedience which he requires at our hands.

– John Owen –
from his book The Holy Spirit, 1664

Wonderful Success Of Victory – John Owen

Now, though doubtless there may be attained, by the Spirit and grace of Christ, a wonderful success and eminency of victory against any sin, so that a man may have almost constant triumph over it; yet an utter killing and destruction of it, that it should not be, is not in this life to be expected

– John Owen –

from The Mortification of Sin,1656