Jonathan Edwards

Gracious Gratitude – Chuck Colson

Edwards [Jonathan Edwards] calls the deeper, primary form of thankfulness “gracious gratitude.” It gives thanks not for goods received, but for who God is: for His character—His goodness, love, power, excellencies—regardless of favors received. And it’s real evidence of the Holy Spirit working in a person’s life.

– Chuck Colson –


The Freedom of Humility – Jonathan Edwards

Nothing sets a person so much out of the devil’s reach as humility, and so prepares the mind for true divine light without darkness, and so clears the eye to look on things as they truly are.

– Jonathan Edwards –

Boldness for Christ – Jonathan Edwards

As some are mistaken concerning the nature of true boldness for Christ, so they are concerning Christian zeal. ’Tis indeed a flame, but a sweet one; or rather it is the heat and fervor of a sweet flame. For the flame of which it is the heat, is no other than that of divine love, or Christian charity; which is the sweetest and most benevolent thing that is, or can be, in the heart of man or angel.

– Jonathan Edwards –
from Religious Affections

God Is Most Glorified – Jonathan Edwards

God will be most glorified when we not only behold His Glory, but delight in it. When they that behold, delight in it will God be more glorified than when they just see. His glory will be received by our whole soul, as well by the mind and the heart.

– Jonathan Edwards –