Owen’s massive Exposition of Psalm 130, contains some
two hundred pages devoted to forgiveness and assurance. He writes here as
one who, himself, has longed to know these privileges. This section is, in
the words of one of his biographers, ‘As full of Christian experience as of
rich theology … to a great extent the unconscious transcript of his
personal wanderings and perplexities, and final deliverance.’ Possibly no
better work exists on this area of Christian experience.