03.22.06

A thought from Jonathan Edwards

Posted in From Al & Libbie, Reflections at 1:24 pm by Libbie

Libbie writing this time.

Some friends of ours sent along this excerpt from a Jonathan Edwards sermon on Psalm 73:25. Their son memorized the sermon (I’m not sure if it was all or part of it) for a homeschool Night of the Arts, which also brought back fond memories of our homeschooling years… This is just a small portion of the sermon, but a reminder that is excellent for us to hear. Trust it will bless you as well.

“…whatever changes a godly man passes through, he is happy; because God, who is unchangeable, is his chosen portion. Though he meet with temporal losses, and be deprived of many, yea, of all his temporal enjoyments; yet God, whom he prefers before all, still remains, and cannot be lost. While he stays in this changeable, troublesome world, he is happy; because his chosen portion on which he builds as his main foundation for happiness, is above the world, and above all changes. And when he goes into another world, still he is happy, beause that portion yet remains. Whatever he be deprived of, he cannot be deprived of his chief portion; his inheritance remains sure to him. How great is the happiness of those who have chosen the Fountain of good, who prefer him before all things in heaven or on earth, and who can never be deprived of him to all eternity!”

A great truth, a good thing to remember and a sure comfort indeed.

3 Comments »

  1. Allie Stryd said,

    March 22, 2006 at 2:07 pm

    mmmm… that is good stuff. thanks libbie.

  2. judi said,

    March 22, 2006 at 5:43 pm

    yes it is, libbie, thanks for including it here. i’m going to copy it, send it to someone and keep the copy for myself.

    blessings
    judi

  3. Jennifer White said,

    March 22, 2006 at 6:55 pm

    Thank you Libby. Can you send the rest of the sermon on to us? I love the idea of memorizing great sermons! Peace and love, Jen

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