What is the greatest power in the universe?

“The love of Christ.

Christ’s love is far greater than all our sins. John Owen compares our weak love with his powerful love:

A man may love another as his own soul, yet his love may not be able to help him. He may pity him in prison, but not relieve him, bemoan him in misery, but not help him, suffer with him in trouble, but not ease him. We cannot love grace into a child, nor mercy into a friend; we cannot love them into heaven, though it may be the greatest desire of our soul…But the love of Christ, being the love of God, is effective and fruitful in producing all the good things which he wills for his beloved. He loves life, grace, and holiness into us; he loves us into covenant, loves us into heaven.”

-John Owen, as quoted by Ray Ortlund, “The Gospel” (pg. 47-8).

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