Posted by: William | May 28, 2008

Quickly Forgotten

I was thinking about sin today. Well, I guess I’m usually thinking about sin—circumstance is really the definer. In any case, I was reminded of one of the most important sentiments a person can receive; it comes from the Scriptures, through the puritan, John Owen’s great discernment.

“Do you mortify? Do you make it your daily work? Be always at it whilst you live; cease not a day from this work; be killing sin or it will be killing you.”

I forget this often. Daily. It’s funny how regularly a person can court sin openly; or abandon one sin only and think well of themselves, but all the while silently picking up some other sin. But the truth remains that all sin is out to kill us. All sin will see us dead, if given its way. And all men are prone at all times to give themselves to this well adorned mistress.

Through the work of Christ on the cross it is every Christian’s duty and joy to put to death the deeds of the body. Because Owen is right in his noting: “Be killing sin or sin will be killing you.”

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