Struggling with Spiritual Lethargy?

August 9, 2018

All believers battle spiritual lukewarmness. We know we have drifted when the baseball game or the dinner out or the camping trip is more engaging than the beauty of the Savior. Here’s John Owen’s (1616-1683) physic:

Do any of us find decays in grace prevailing in us;–deadness, coldness, lukewarmness, a kind of spiritual stupidity and senselessness coming upon us? … Let us assure ourselves there is no better way for our healing and deliverance, yea, no other way but this alone,–namely, the obtaining a fresh view of the glory of Christ by faith, and a steady abiding therein. Constant contemplation of Christ and his glory; putting forth its transforming power unto the revival of all grace, is the only relief in this case.

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