Jonathan Edwards Quotes

The happiness of the creature consists in rejoicing in God, by which also his holiness is expressed.

Grace is but glory begun, and glory is but grace perfected.

The excellency of a believer’s obedience is not in doing many things, but in going through the difficulties and hardships of the Christian course.

Being sensible that I am unable to do anything without God’s help, I do humbly entreat him by his grace to enable me to keep these resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to his will, for Christ’s sake.

Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will.

God is the highest good of the reasonable creature.

Resolved, to ask myself at the end of every day, week, month, and year, wherein I could possibly in any respect have done better.

Resolution Three: To live with all my might while I do live.

A true love for God must begin with a delight in his holiness.

Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.

By the help of God’s Spirit, resolved, that I will endeavor to live so as I shall wish I had done when I come to die.

Men are in a restless pursuit after satisfaction in earthly things.

There is no such thing as excess in our taking of this spiritual food.

Resolved, that I will do whatsoever I think to be most to the glory of God, and my own good, profit, and pleasure, in the whole of my duration, without any consideration of the time, whether now, or never so many myriads of ages hence.

Resolved, that I will do whatever I think to be most to God’s glory, and for my own good, profit, and pleasure, in the whole of my duration.

It becomes us to spend this life only as a journey towards heaven.

Resolved, that I will do whatsoever I think to be most to the glory of God, and my own good, profit, and pleasure, in the whole of my duration.

You contribute nothing to your salvation except the sin that made it necessary.

Grace is not conferred on us because we have done good works, but in order that we may be able to do them.

If God should withdraw his hand, by which he holds us, we should instantly become dust.

Nothing sets a person so much out of the devil’s reach as humility.

If we are not humble, we are not Christians.

A sinner can no more repent and believe without the Holy Spirit’s aid than he can create a world.

If some happy scriptures speak not peace to all, there are other scriptures that do so.

Love is an active, working principle that influences the whole man.

Great awakening or sudden conversions do not correctly represent the everyday life of a true Christian.

The only reason the wicked don’t go to hell straight after death is to be a testimony of God’s mercy.

Those who will be truly converted must forsake all sin.

Men are allowed only so much time as they spend in pursuing the interests of their souls.

Spiritual beauty consists in holiness, which is the same as moral beauty or divine beauty.

Regeneration begins with God, and not with us.

The glory of God consists in the knowledge and love of God.

How can we expect a revival if we are not willing to give up our sins?

God demands that we receive Christ purified from all sin.

Dying grace is made for dying circumstances.

A justified soul elevates God above all things in his thoughts.

There is only one happiness, to love and be loved.

True humility is a loving and respectful submission to divine authority.

The true Christian is a holy man.

The only obligation we owe to God is to love him with all our heart and soul.

The mark of a true saint is a high respect to the commandments of God.

A true Christian possesses deep and constant repentance.

The value of a true Christian is measured by his love and devotion to God and his people.

God’s love is the only way to true happiness and fulfillment.

The true purpose of life is to glorify God in all that we do.

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