Edwards: True Greatness

“The greatness, distance and motion of this great universe, has almost an omnipotent power upon the imagination; the blood will even be chilled with the vast idea. But the greatness of vast expanse, immense distance, prodigious bulk and rapid motion, is but a little, trivial and childish greatness in comparison of the noble, refined, exalted, divine, spiritual greatnesses. Yea, these are but the shadows of greatness and are worthless, except as they conduce to true and real greatness and excellency, and manifest the power and wisdom of God.”

-Jonathan Edwards, The Miscellanies, as recorded by Owen Strachan, Always in God’s Hands: Day by Day in the Company of Jonathan Edwards, 304.

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