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Abundantly

Posted in Jonathan Edwards on December 6, 2007 by Benji Magness

That which God abundantly makes the subject of His promises, God’s people should abundantly make the subject of their prayers.

Jonathan Edwards

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Infinitely Better…

Posted in Jonathan Edwards on April 23, 2007 by Benji Magness

To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here.

Jonathan Edwards

Approbation and Delight

Posted in Jonathan Edwards on February 16, 2007 by Benji Magness

God is glorified within Himself these two ways: 1. By appearing… to Himself in His own perfect idea [of Himself], or in His Son, who is the brightness of His glory. 2. By enjoying and delighting in Himself, by flowing forth in infinite . . . delight towards Himself, or in his Holy Spirit…So God glorifies Himself toward the creatures also in two ways: 1. By appearing to… their understanding. 2. In communicating Himself to their hearts, and in their rejoicing and delighting in, and enjoying, the manifestations which He makes of Himself…God is glorified not only by His glory’s being seen, but by its being rejoiced in. When those that see it delight in it, God is more glorified than if they only see it. His glory is then received by the whole soul, both by the understanding and by the heart. God made the world that He might communicate, and the creature receive, His glory; and that it might [be] received both by the mind and heart. He that testifies his idea of God’s glory [doesn’t] glorify God so much as he that testifies also his approbation of it and his delight in it.

Jonathan Edwards, Miscellanies