What's So Great About Heaven?
August 19, 2017 by Trent Hunter 0 comments
On Sunday, we scaled the glorious mount of Revelation 21–22, the very end of our Bibles and a symbolic vision into the new creation. There, the Lord promises many things. But at the heart of this vision are these words: "Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man" (21:3). There are many joys to be had in this life, and there will be many joys in heaven.
Saints have reflected on this truth for as long as we've had these promises. Here's Jonathan Edwards on the centrality of God to our joy in the new creation.
“The enjoyment of God is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied. To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Fathers and mothers, husbands, wives, or children, or the company of earthly friends, are but shadows, but God is the substance. These are but scattered beams, but God is the sun. These are but streams. But God is the ocean.” — Jonathan Edwards, The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 17: Sermons and Discourses, 1730-1733
Click here for a link to Sunday's sermon from Revelation 21:1–8, “A Vision of the Church Complete”
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