Being Proud of Our Holiness

He who has communion with Christ, when he is highest in duties of sanctification and holiness, is clearest in the apprehension of his own unprofitableness, and rejects every thought that might arise in his heart of setting his peace in them, or upon them. He says to his soul, “Do these things seem something to thee? Alas! thou hast to do with an infinitely righteous God, who looks through and through all that vanity, which thou art but little acquainted withal; and should he deal with thee according to thy best works, thou must perish.”

~John Owen

from Of Communion With Godvolume 2 of Works, page 188

4 comments on “Being Proud of Our Holiness

  1. Great post

  2. Continue to enjoy your posts and feature them on my twitter paper. http://paper.li/Christ_For_Oz/paper-2/~list

  3. Thank you for that Ian! How does the Gospel fair in Australia?

  4. Australia is much more secular than the States but having said that in our own little church we have been encouraged by some folks who have professed faith in Christ & by those who have started to take their own Christian profession more seriously.

    So like most places there are plenty of discouragements, but every so often the Lord reminds us that the gospel is the power of God unto salvation.

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