Grace & The God-ness of God

Jonathan Edwards on grace,

There is no gift or benefit that is so much in God, that is so much of himself, of his nature, that is so much a communication of the Deity, as grace is.

There is no gift or benefit that is so much in God, that is so much of himself, of his nature, that is so much a communication of the Deity, as grace is; ’tis as much a communication of the Deity, as light [is] a communication of the sun…

As this may show us, why God will bestow this good more immediately and directly; so also, why he will especially exercise and manifest his sovereignty and free pleasure in bestowing of this gift. God’s grace is eminently his own. God’s creatures, the sun, moon and stars, etc., are his own to dispose of as he pleases; but with more eminent reason, that which is so nearly pertaining to the very nature of God, as his grace, the actings and influences of his own Spirit, the communications of his own beauty and his own happiness. God will therefore make his sovereign right here more eminently to appear, in the bestowment of this. [Miscellanies, #537. Accessed online: http://edwards.yale.edu/]

Read it again. Much to chew on here. And glory in. 

Grace is the Everest of God’s glory. Never stop climbing its heights.

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