Posted by: Hugh Griffiths | May 23, 2007


Do not seek to empty your cup as a way to avoid sin, but rather seek to fill it up with the Spirit of life so there is no longer any room for sin.

John Owen, Overcoming Sin & Temptation (Crossway) p.28



  1. An interesting thing to add to that is if you have a cup full of dirty liquid, if you run clear clean water into it, it will enventually overflow and clear leaving nothing but the clean fluid in the cup.

  2. Wow, Hugh – that’s really good. We can’t empty our own cup – it is impossible. But Lord Jesus makes us brand new…And He fills us from the inside out. He transforms us by His Word and the Spirit. He renews our minds.

    (…That part is a process.)

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