“The redeemed have all from the grace of God. It was of mere grace that God gave us his only-begotten Son. The grace is great in proportion to the excellency of what is given. The gift was infinitely precious, because it was of a person infinitely worthy, a person of infinite glory; and also because it was of a person infinitely near and dear to God…” Read the quote in context in Jonathan Edwards’ first-published sermon (preached in 1731 in Boston) HERE.
We can never be grateful enough that:
- We are among the redeemed!
- God gave His own Son to redeem us, purely by grace and not because of anything we did.
- God’s Son was Himself–the most excellent, precious gift possible.
If you’re interested learning more about the Edwards family, read my post from last week on Jonathan’s wife Sarah! [And if you’re wanting to make your own quote-pictures, try Quotescover.com.]