A good Christian will argue thus: it is God that has put me in this condition; he could have raised me higher, if he pleased, but that might have been a snare to me: he has done it in wisdom and love; therefore I will sit down satisfied with my condition.

Thomas Watson

“He is no Christian who lives not much in the meditation of the mediation of Christ, and the especial acts of it. Nay; if our minds are not fill with these things–if Christ does not dwell plentifully in our hearts by faith–if our souls are not possessed with them . . . we are strangers to the life of faith.”

John Owen

“When men begin to satisfy themselves with general hopes of mercy in God, without a continual respect for the interposition and mediation of Christ . . . there is a decay in their faith and proportionally in all other evangelic graces also.”

John Owen