The Measure of Our Growth and Decay

“If I have observed anything by experience, it is this: a man may take the measure of his growth and decay in grace according to his thoughts and meditations upon the person of Christ, and the glory of Christ’s Kingdom, and of His love.”

– John Owen, quoted in A Puritan Golden Treasury complied by I. D. E. Thomas (Carlisle, Pa.: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1989), 184.

(HT: Of First Importance)

Peter serves as a pastor-teacher, at home and abroad, resourcing gospel-centred communities.

One thought on “The Measure of Our Growth and Decay

  1. This quote by Owen makes me do a ‘mental gut check’ as to where my thoughts and meditations dwell during the course of the day. Nothing like a Puritan to probe the heart and mind. 😉 Thanks for the conviction.

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