"The Scripture proposeth [the gospel of Jesus Christ]...as an object of eternal admiration: 'So God loved the world;' 'Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us first.' Live in this admiration, and do your utmost, in your several opportunities, to prevail with your friends, relations, acquaintance, to hearken after this great treaty of peace with God...".
-John Owen, "An Exposition of Psalm 130". The Works of John Owen, Volume VI. The Banner of Truth Trust: Carlisle, PA. (1668) 2000. p.524.