Ray Ortlund|12:30 PM CT

To be, to know

“We have so much of the Pharisee in us by nature, that it is sometimes well that our good is hid from us. . . . It is a good life which is attended with a faith of righteousness and a sense of corruption.  While I know Christ’s righteousness, I shall the less care to know my own holiness.  To be holy is necessary; to know it, sometimes a temptation.”

John Owen, Works (Edinburgh, 1981), VI:600-601.  Italics added.

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