Daily Devotional – Mortification of Sin

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February 21, 2019 by directorfsm

by John Owen – February 21st, 2019 


A. Faith

Beginning in Chapter 5, we have been dealing with the practical aspects of mortification. What must a man do to mortify his indwelling sin? To answer, we are considering three headings:

1. Show what it is to mortify any sin, and that both negatively (Ch. 5) and positively (Ch. 6), that we be not mistaken in the foundation.

2. Give general directions for such things as without which it will be utterly impossible for anyone to get any sin truly and spiritually mortified.

III. Draw out particular actions whereby this is to be done.(55)

The second head (II.) comes now under consideration: the ways and means whereby a soul may proceed to the mortification of any particular lust and sin, which Satan takes advantage of too disquiet and weaken him.

Now, there are some general considerations to be premised concerning some principles and foundations of this work, without which no man in the world can attain thereunto, even if he is very much raised by convictions and resolved for the mortification of any sin. The general rules and principles without which no sin will be ever mortified are as follows…

(55) These opening comments have been adapted from chapter five by the editors to assist the reader.
Excerpts from Mortification of Sin by John Owen from:The Chapel Library •  chapel@mountzion.org


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