Quotes on God’s glory

“God is glorified not only in His glory’s being seen, but being rejoiced in.”
Jonathan Edwards, The End for Which God Created the World

“If there lurks in modern minds the notion that our desire for our own good and earnestly to hope for the enjoyment of it is a bad thing, I submit that this notion has crept in from Kant and the Stoics and is no part of the Christian faith. Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that the Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling around with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered to us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”

C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

“I had never noticed that all enjoyment spontaneously overflows into praise…lovers praising their mistresses, readers their favorite poet, walkers praising the countryside… I think we delight to praise what we enjoy because the praise not merely expresses but completes the enjoyment.”
C.S. Lewis, Reflections on the Psalms

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About Brian Phillips

Brian lives in Spain with Kassie and their kids.
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