“God is a glorious God. There is none like Him” by Jonathan Edwards

“God is a glorious God. There is none like Him, who is infinite in glory and excellency. He is the most high God, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders. His name is excellent in all the earth, and His glory is above the earth and the heavens. Among the gods there is none like unto Him; there is none in heaven to be compared to Him, nor are there any among the sons of the mighty, that can be likened unto Him.

Their God is the fountain of all good, and an inexhaustible fountain. He is an all-sufficient God; a God that is able to protect and defend them, and do all things for them. He is the King of Glory, the Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle: a strong rock, and an high tower. There is none like the God of Jeshurun, who rideth on the heaven in their help, and in His excellency on the sky. The eternal God is their refuge, and underneath are everlasting arms.

He is a God that hath all things in His hands, and does whatsoever He pleases: He killeth and maketh alive; He bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up; He maketh poor and maketh rich: the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s. Their God is an infinitely holy God. There is none holy as the Lord. And He is infinitely good and merciful. Many that others worship and serve as gods, are cruel beings, spirits that seek the ruin of souls; but this is a God that delighteth in mercy.

His grace is infinite, and endures for ever: He is love itself, an infinite fountain and ocean of it. Such a God is their God! Such is the excellency of Jacob! Such is the God of them, who have forsaken their sins and are converted! They have made a wise choice, who have chosen this God for their God. They have made an happy exchange indeed, that have exchanged sin, and the world, for such a God!

They have an excellent and glorious Savior, who is the only begotten Son of God, the brightness of His Father’s glory, one in whom God from eternity had infinite delight, a Savior of infinite love, one that has shed His own blood, and made His soul an offering for their sins, and one that is able to save them to the uttermost.”

–Jonathan Edwards, “Ruth’s Resolution,” Sermons and Discourses: 1734-1738, in The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 19, Ed. M. X. Lesser (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001), 310.

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