Posts Tagged ‘Jonathan Edwards’

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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“The Godly are designed for unknown and unconceivable happiness.” – Jonathan Edwards

Obviously, this unknown, unconceivable happiness of which Edwards speaks is found in the mystery of who He is, what He has done, and what He will do. It means that you will be rich in the grace of God and He will satisfy your ever wandering heart with all that He is.

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” – 1 Cor 2:9