Monday, July 25, 2016

Owen: faith from need

Monday, July 25, 2016
    Feast of James the Apostle
    [Jesus:] “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me.”
    —John 6:44-45 (NIV)
    That faith alone will never forsake Christ which springs out of or is built upon a conviction of the [need for] Him.
    ... John Owen (1616-1683), Nature and Causes of Apostasy from the Gospel [1676], in Works of John Owen, v. VII, London: Johnson & Hunter, 1852, p. 146 (see the book)
    See also John 6:44-45; Matt. 9:20-22; John 10:27-28; 12:37-40; 2 Thess. 2:9-12
Quiet time reflection:
    Do I know how great is my need for Christ?
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