Being Protected from Temptation

Several years ago, I was helped by a friend when I asked him for something to read that would assist me in my fight against temptations in my life. He commended John Owen’s work, “Watching against temptation,” which I purchased as vol. 6 in his Collected Works, published by the Banner of Truth.

I came across it in my preparations for a sermon I preached on Sunday, the topic was “repentance.” And if there’s any remedy against temptation, it is repentance, which when done appropriately, has a fine dispelling power against all the wiles of the world, the flesh, and the devil.

For your encouragement, I’m posting a short excerpt from Owen’s essay here. I hope it helps you as it did me: as a reminder that we’re not in this business of following Christ for fun; it is a war, and it calls forth our whole beings and our best efforts. Continue reading