"Because it empties the soul of its own wisdom, understanding, and fullness, that it may act in the wisdom and fullness of Christ. The only advice for preservation in trials and temptation lies in that of the wise man, Prov. iii. 5, "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding." This is the work of faith; it is faith; it is to live by faith."
John Owen, "Of Temptation: The Nature and Power of It, Etc.;". The Works of John Owen, Volume VI. The Banner of Truth Trust: Carlisle, PA. (1668) 2000. p.146.
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