Friday, December 14, 2007

The sight of all His perfections...

"The dread, so naturally inspired by His greatness, is dispelled by the contemplation of His gentleness and humility; while the familiarity, which might otherwise arise from this view of the loveliness of His character merely, is ever prevented by the consciousness of His infinite majesty and glory; and the sight of all His perfections united fills us with sweet surprise and humble confidence, with reverential love and delightful adoration.”

-Jonathan Edwards, (Works, Vol. 1 (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth), p. cxxxix)