"God is our highest good. Enjoyment of God is the only happiness that will satisfy our souls. To fully enjoy God is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here...[which] are but shadows. The enjoyment of God is the substance. The others are but scattered beams; God is the sun. The others are but streams; God is the fountain. The others are but drops; God is the ocean."
- Jonathan Edwards, 18th-century American pastor and theologian
(Painting: "Algerian Flower," by Lilias Trotter, 1853-1928)
A Note to My Readers -
I've decided to remove my Sunday posts from the weekly cycle. Although I hope they've been of benefit to some of you, they are necessarily secondary to my regular work of sermon preparation each week. I've found that having that extra post to write simply added to the burden of my work. For those readers who would still like access to my weekly work in Scriptural exposition, I would ask them to access the podcasts of my sermons (available through a link in the sidebar), since that remains the primary form of my Bible teaching each week.