by Michael McKinley
Hath Satan any more friendly aim and intention towards thee, who is a sharer in every temptation? To beguile thee as a serpent, to devour thee as a lion, is the friendship he owes thee. I shall only add, that the sin he tempts thee to against the law, it is not the thing he aims at; his design lies against thy interest in the gospel. He would make sin but a bridge to get over to a better ground, to assault thee as to thy interest in Christ. He who perhaps will say to-day, “Thou mayst venture on sin, because thou hast an interest in Christ,” will to-morrow tell thee to the purpose that thou hast none, because thou hast done so.
— The Works of John Owen, vol 6, page 135.