John Owen – God As A Father

15 Jun

This is the will of God, that he may always be eyed as benign, kind, tender, loving, and unchangeable therein; and that peculiarly as the Father, as the great fountain and spring of all gracious communications and fruits of love. This is that which Christ came to reveal – God as a Father (Jn 1:18); that name which he declares to those who are given him out of the world (Jn 17:6). And this is that which he effectually leads us to by himself, as he is the only way of going to God as a Father (Jn 14:5–6); that is, as love: and by doing so, gives us the rest which he promises; for the love of the Father is the only rest of the soul.

~John Owen~

 

 

Communion With The Triune God (Wheaton, IL; Crossway Books; 2007) p. 112

 

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