12 April 2010

John Owen's Single Pursuit in Life

Owen concludes his discussion of the love between Christ and his saints by describing his treatment as

but a little, from him who has the least experience of it of all the saints of God; who yet has found that in it which is better than ten thousand worlds; who desires to spend the residue of the few and evil days of his pilgrimage in pursuit of this--in the contemplation of the excellencies, desirableness, love, and grace of our dear Lord Jesus, and in making returns of obedience according to his will: to whose soul, in the midst of the perplexities of this wretched world, and cursed rebellions of his own heart, this is a great relief, that 'He that shall come will come, and will not tarry.'

--Communion with God (Christian Focus 2007), 241-42

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