Sanctification, like the growing of trees and plants—as Owen puts it—takes time. It’s slow, boring, and not easily seen.
The tension that exists in waiting exists by God’s design as our Creator.
Hope came at an ugly price – the God-man slain for heinous crimes He did not commit.
There’s a funny thing that happens when God takes you on the long way – you actually become something, rather than just end up somewhere.
The very worst thing God could do for us is give us the life we want in our flesh.