Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Owen: heaven today

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Feast of Luke the Evangelist
    Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, [Jesus] answered them, “The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed, nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.”
    —Luke 17:20-21 (ESV)
    It is to be feared that the most of us know not how much of glory may be in present grace, nor how much of heaven may be obtained in holiness on the earth.
    ... John Owen (1616-1683), V.1 in A Discourse Concerning Holy Spirit, bk. I-V [1674], in Works of John Owen, v. III, London: Johnson & Hunter, 1852, p. 583 (see the book)
    See also Luke 17:20-21; Ps. 17:15; Luke 20:36; 2 Cor. 3:18; 7:1; 1 John 3:2
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You have given me eternal life from this moment forward.
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