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Faith’s Two Motives – John Owen

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Faith is the grace whereby we constantly cleave unto Him [Jesus]… By faith the lusts and corruptions which might defile us are mortified, subdued, and gradually worked out of our minds… Faith seeks to subdue these by obtaining fresh supplies of the Spirit and grace from Jesus Christ.

Faith considers two motives to stir up our utmost diligence to prevent the defilements of sin.

  1. First, it seeks to participate in the excellent promises of God. Considering these brings a strong encouragement to the souls of believers to seek after universal purity and holiness (II Cor. 7:1).
  2. Secondly, faith considers the future enjoyments of God in glory, which cannot be ours withou our being purified from sin (Heb. 12:14).

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