A true and faithful Christian does not make holy living an accidental thing. It is his great concern. As the business of the soldier is to fight, so the business of the Christian is to be like Christ.

— Jonathan Edwards

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Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will.


How can you expect to dwell with God forever, if you so neglect and forsake him here?


He that lives a prayerless life, lives without God in the world.


The smallest sin is an act of Cosmic Treason against a Holy God.


Nature is God's greatest evangelist.


The seeking of the kingdom of God is the chief business of the Christian life


They who truly come to God for mercy, come as beggars, and not as creditors: they come for mere mercy, for sovereign grace, and not for anything that is due


A truly humble man is sensible of his natural distance from God;

of his dependence on Him; of the insufficiency of his own power and wisdom; and that it is by God's power that he is upheld and provided for, and that he needs God's wisdom to lead and guide him, and His might to enable him to do what he ought to do for Him.


Of all the knowledge that we can ever obtain, the knowledge of God, and the knowledge of ourselves, are the most important.


Nothing sets a person so much out of the devil's reach as humility.


True boldness for Christ transcends all, it is indifference to the displeasure of either friends or foes. Boldness enables Christians to forsake all rather than Christ, and to prefer to offend all rather than to offend Him.


In all your course, walk with God and follow Christ as a little, poor, helpless child, taking hold of Christ's hand, keeping your eye on the mark of the wounds on his hands and side, whence came the blood that cleanses you from sin and hiding your nakedness under the skirt of the white shining robe of his righteousness.


About Jonathan Edwards

Quotes 164 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Clergyman
Birthday October 16

Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life.


If there be ground for you to trust in your own righteousness, then, all that Christ did to purchase salvation, and all that God did to prepare the way for it is in vain.


If I murmur in the least at affliction, if I am in any way uncharitable, if I revenge my own case, if I do anything purely to please myself or omit anything because it is a great denial, if I trust myself, if I take any praise for any good which Christ does by me, or if I am in any way proud, I shall act as my own and not God’s.


The door of God’s mercy is thrown wide open, and Christ stands in the door and says to sinners ‘Come.’


Christ is the true light of the world;

it is through him alone that true wisdom is imparted to the mind.


To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here.


By the grace of God we will never pluck unripe fruit.

We will never press people to decision, because we'll lead them to damnation and not salvation.


Jesus Christ is both the only price and sacrifice by which eternal redemption is obtained for believers.


The way to Heaven is ascending; we must be content to travel uphill, though it be hard and tiresome, and contrary to the natural bias of our flesh.


Who will deny that true religion consists, in a great measure, in vigorous and lively actings of the inclination and will of the soul, or the fervent exercises of the heart? That religion which God requires, and will accept, does not consist in weak, dull, and lifeless, wishes, raising us but a little above a state of indifference.


Every Christian family ought to be as it were a little church.


All truth is given by revelation, either general or special, and it must be received by reason. Reason is the God-given means for discovering the truth that God discloses, whether in his world or his Word. While God wants to reach the heart with truth, he does not bypass the mind.


A sinner is not justified before God (coram Deo) apart from the righteousness of Christ apprehended by faith.


Grace is but glory begun, and glory is but grace perfected.


We are dependent on the power of God to convert us and give faith in Jesus Christ and the new nature.


He that has doctrinal knowledge and speculation only, without affection, never is engaged in the business of religion.


Holiness appeared to me to be of a sweet, pleasant, charming, serene, calm nature; which brought an inexpressible purity, brightness, peacefulness and ravishment to the soul.


If we make a great show of respect and love to God, in the outward actions, while there is no sincerity in the heart, it is but hypocrisy and practical lying unto the Holy One.


We must view humility as one of the most essential things that characterizes true Christianity.


The Spirit of God is given to the true saints to dwell in them as his proper lasting abode to dwell in them and to influence their hearts as a principle of new nature or as a divine supernatural spring of life and action.


The pleasures of humility are really the most refined, inward, and exquisite delights in the world.


Resolved, never to suffer the least motions of anger to irrational beings.


Intend to live in continual mortification, and never to expect or desire any worldly ease or pleasure.


Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts; the sight of the deep-blue sky and the clustering stars above seems to impart a quiet to the mind.


Among the many acts of gratitude we owe to God, it may be accounted one to study and contemplate the perfections and beauties of His work of creation. Every new discovery must necessarily raise in us a fresh sense of the greatness, wisdom, and power of God.


The end of the creation is that the creation might glorify [God].

Now what is glorifying God, but a rejoicing at that glory he has displayed?


The view of the misery of the damned will double the ardour of the love and gratitude of the saints of heaven.


Godliness is more easily feigned in words than in actions


Assurance is not to be obtained so much by self-examination as by action


Wicked people will on the day of judgment see all there is to see of Jesus Christ, except His beauty and loveliness


The God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider.

.. abhors you, and is dreadfully provoked: his wrath towards you burns like fire; he looks upon you as worthy of nothing else, but to be cast into the fire.


As God delights in his own beauty, he must necessarily delight in the creature's holiness which is a conformity to and participation of it, as truly as [the] brightness of a jewel, held in the sun's beams, is a participation or derivation of the sun's brightness, though immensely less in degree.


Envy is a spirit of dissatisfaction or opposition to the prosperity or happiness of other people.


One requirement to be used as a leader in a movement of revival: They must have the Spirit of God upon them.


The devil can counterfeit all the saving operations and graces of the Spirit of God.


Resolved, to examine carefully, and constantly, what that one thing in me is, which causes me in the least to doubt the love of God; and to direct all my forces against it.


Christian practice is that evidence which confirms every other indication of true godliness.