Excellent article on Edwards from Dr. David Steele
Two hundred years after Calvin published his first edition ofThe Institutes,Jonathan Edwards preached a sermon about being content in God. The title of the sermon wasGod the Best Portion of the Christian. Edwards’s text is Psalm 73:25:
Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee.
The central truth is set forth at the beginning of the sermon, in deductive fashion:It is the spirit of a truly godly man, to prefer God before all other things, either in heaven or on earth.
Two propositions comprise this short sermon
1. A godly man prefers God before anything else in heaven.
Edwards presents the God-centered paradigm in this section by leading readers on the correct biblical path. He notes, “Every godly man hath his heart in heaven; his affections are mainly set on what is to be had there…
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