John Owen: Of Walking Humbly with God (part 2)

This, then, I say, is that perfection of obedience which makes it walking with God. Whatever comes short of this,—if the heart be not upright, without guile, free from hypocrisy and self-ends,—if the obedience be not universal, it is not walking with God. -John Owen

John Owen: Of Walking Humbly with God

Many there are who have, in notion, received the doctrine of free justification by the blood of Christ, whom, while they are secure in their ways, without trouble or distress, it is impossible to persuade that they do not live and act upon that principle, and walk before God in the strength of it. -John Owen

Ignorant and Wayward

A sermon on Hebrews 5:2 . . . Jesus Christ is our great high priest who can deal gently with us, who are the ignorant and wayward, because he is meek, lowly, gentle, merciful, and compassionate.

Consider Jesus as Priest

The application of all that I have said is simply this: worship Jesus and adore him for being your priest.

Draw Near

A sermon on Hebrews 4:14–16 . . . The nature of gospel worship consists in this, that it is an entrance with boldness into the presence of God. —Owen

Sharper Than Any Two-Edged Sword

A sermon on Hebrews 4:12–13
Excerpt: He “smites the earth with the rod of his mouth, and slays the wicked with the breath of his lip,” Isa. 11:4

Strive To Enter

A sermon on Hebrews 4:11

Great oppositions will and do arise against men in the work of entering into God’s rest; that is, as unto gospel faith and obedience —Owen

Useful or Fruitful

Ezekiel 15:1–3
It is from our likeness and conformity unto God alone that we are or may be useful in the world. —Owen

A Sabbath Rest

Hebrews 4:3-11
Did Christ come, think you, to give you rest in your lusts, in your sins, in your pleasures? God forbid; he came to give you rest from these things in himself; which alone is the rest preached unto you. —Owen

Random Quote

To say prayers in a decent, delicate way is not heavy work. But to pray really, to pray till hell feels the ponderous stroke, to pray till the iron gates of difficulty are opened, till the mountains of obstacles are removed, till the mists are exhaled and the clouds are lifted, and the sunshine of a cloudless day brightens-this is hard work, but it is God’s work, and man’s best labor.

— E.M. Bounds