His essence being love, he is as it were an infinite ocean of love without shores and bottom, yea, and without a surface. . . .--'The Terms of Prayer,' in The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 19, Sermons and Discourses: 1734-1738, 780-81
Those that God is pleased to make the objects of his love, let them be who they will, or what they will—never so mean, never so great sinners—they are the objects of a love that is infinitely full and sufficient.And therefore nothing that they need, nothing that they ask of God, nothing that their desires can extend themselves to, nothing that their capacity can contain, no good that can be enjoyed by them, is so great, so excellent that God begrudges it to them.
13 October 2010
An Infinite Ocean
Edwards, preaching on Psalm 21:4:
Posted by Dane Ortlund at Wednesday, October 13, 2010