Christ’s obedience delights God more than he hates our sin

Jonathan Edwards:

“Christ by his obedience, by that obedience which he undertook for our sakes, has honoured God abundantly more than the sins of any of us have dishonoured him, how many soever, how great soever… God hates our sins, but not more than he delights in Christ’s obedience which he performed on our account. This is a sweet savour to him, a savour of rest. God is abundantly compensated, he desires no more; Christ’s righteousness is of infinite worthiness and merit.”

The Works of Jonathan Edwards, vol.2, (Carlisle: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1974), 930

Peter serves as a pastor-teacher, at home and abroad, resourcing gospel-centred communities.

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