Gospel Meditation

The Love of God

" The greatest sorrow and burden you can lay on the Father, the greatest unkindness you can do to Him is not to believe that He loves you." - John Owen 

This has been my favorite John Owen quote over the past few weeks. He has been recognized by many historians as one of the greatest of all English-speaking theologians. Many of his works have become theological classics. If you would like to learn more about him and from him I would highly recommend a book by Sinclair Ferguson entitled "John Owen on the Christian Life." Ferguson has done us a great service by encapsulating the entire body of Owen's work (16 volumes published by Banner of Truth) in one small volume. Owen's thoughts on the mortification of sin and the nature of gospel assurance have been of particular help to me. Read it with a pencil or pen in hand ready to underline and make notes. If you are anything like me you will refer back to it again and again with much help and encouragement for your soul.


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