Sunday, January 04, 2009

Sabbath Sentiments

"Our darkness and weakness are no plea for our negligence and disobedience. Who is it that hath waked up to the knowledge that he hath had of the perfections, excellencies and will of God? God's end in giving us any knowledge of himself here is that we may glorify him as God; that is, love him, serve him, believe and obey him, give him all the honor and glory that is due from poor sinful creatures to a sin-pardoning God and Creator. We must all acknowledge that we were never thoroughly transformed into the image of that knowledge which we have had. And had we used our talents well, we might have been trusted with more."
~John Owen, The Mortification of Sin, Chapter 12, p.141

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