Getting a Clear Sense — A Letter to a Much-loved Child

Living Our Days

In Chapter X of John Owen’s The Mortification of Sin, he urges his readers toward a “clear sense” of:

1.   The guilt of sin — “It is one of the deceits of a prevailing lust to extenuate its own guilt.”

2.   The danger of sin — “Of being hardened by deceitfulness; . . . of some great temporal correction; of loss of peace and strength; . . .of eternal destruction.”

3.    The evil of sin — “Danger respects what is to come; evil, what is present.”  By this, Owen is referring to the unseen affects of sin in the Godhead and in the sinner’s spiritual endeavors.  This third aspect of Owen’s argument caused me to wonder, “How would Chapter X sound if it were framed in words coming straight from the heart of a loving Heavenly Father?”  A three-day power outage provided some time for reflection on the matter in the form of this sonnet.

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About Jim & Jody

We sell real estate in the Tulsa Oklahoma area for Chinowth & Cohen Realtors. We have been selling real estate in Tulsa for about 5 years, however Jim has been in and around the Real Estate business since 1991. He is a former Broker Associate in Kansas, has earned his GRI designation, and has taken all educational requirements for appraising Real Estate. Jody has had many years experience in the Real Estate Mortgage field, and the two together have a well rounded knowledge of all aspects of the Real Estate business.
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