“There never was any love like it” by Jonathan Edwards

“The Son of God was every way infinitely above us. Consider Him with respect to His nature, with respect to His duration. Consider Him with respect to all the properties of His nature, natural and moral excellencies. Consider with respect to honor and the respect of His Father.

Consider Him with respect to His dominion and sovereignty over the creatures. Consider Him with respect to His works. He it is who made the world; who has made sun, moon and stars; who made man; who made the highest heavens; and who made the angels of heaven.

Consider Him in His importance in the universality of things. He is the last end of all things. All things are made by Him, and for Him and by Him all things consist. Consider Him with respect to the honor and respect of the creatures. He is worshiped and adored by the angels of heaven and will be to all eternity.

Therefore, if we consider the dying love of Jesus Christ in this respect, there never was any love like unto it. Never was there any instance of such a stoop made by any lover. What are we, that One in such a height of glory and dignity should set His love upon us?”

–Jonathan Edwards, “There Never Was Any Love That Could Be Paralleled with the Dying Love of Christ” in The Blessing of God: Previously Unpublished Sermons of Jonathan Edwards, Ed. Michael D. McMullen (Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2003), 279-80.

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