In this abridged and easy to read edition of John Owen's classic work Of Temptation, the famous Puritan theologian opens up Matthew 26:41, carefully explaining what temptation is and what is involved in entering into it.
He then shows how Christ teaches two means for Christians to use to guard against this danger, namely watching and praying: 'These two', Owen says, 'comprise the whole endeavour of faith for the soul's preservation from tempation', and he insists that it is the duty of every believer to follow diligently Christ's instructions to avoid falling into temptation.
"Many of Owen's readers have come away from reading him on such themes as temptation and indwelling sin feeling that Owen knew them through and through."?
- Sinclair B. Ferguson