QUOTE – Jonathan Edwards on Hungering After More of God

I thought this would be a great quote for us to contemplate as we prepare to gather with God’s people today. May our coming together cause an increase in our yearning for God!

Jonathan Edwards said “Persons need not and ought not to set any bounds to their spiritual and gracious appetites . . . [instead they ought] to be endeavoring by all possible ways to inflame their desires and to obtain more spiritual pleasures . . . our hungerings and thirstings after God and Jesus Christ and after holiness can’t be too great for the value of these things for they are things of infinite value . . . [therefore] endeavor to promote spiritual appetites by laying yourself in the way of alurment . . . There is no such thing as excess in our taking of this spiritual food. There is no virtue in temperance in spiritual feasting.” (quoted in What Jesus Demands from the World by John Piper, p. 90)

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