Monday, August 23, 2010

God is the Substance

"The enjoyment of God is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied. To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Fathers and mothers, husbands, wives, or children, or the company of earthly friends, are but shadows; but God is the substance. These are but scattered beams, but God is the sun. These are but streams. But God is the ocean."

From, The Works of Jonathan Edwards, (1834, reprint edition, Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1974), "The Christian Pilgrim," 2:244. Quoted in The Supremacy of God in Preaching, by John Piper.

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