Sorrow, Pleasure, and Repentance.

Posted: 01/24/2010 in Quote of the day
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Though it be a deep sorrow for sin that God requires as  necessary to salvation, yet the very nature of it necessarily implies delight. Repentance from sin is a sorrow arising from the sight of God’s excellency and mercy, but the apprehension of excellency or mercy must necessarily and unavoidably beget pleasure in the mind of the beholder… How much soever of a paradox it may seem, it is a true that repentance  is a sweet sorrow, so that the more of this sorrow, the more pleasure.”Jonathan Edwards

Oh that we would have this pleasant pain. The pain of sorrow woven together with the greatest joy of knowing and treasuring Jesus!

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Comments
  1. Glad your blog woke up! 🙂

  2. Tim Hahne says:

    Thank you for digging into these treasures that ultimately bring us great pleasure in our Redeemer

  3. Amen! I’ve been learning so much more about the amazing paradox of the resurrection. The more we die to sin, the more we truly live! “For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it” (Mk 8:35).

    Translation: Repentance means booyahs for everyone.

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