A Constellation of All Beauties

“To glorify God is to set God highest in our thoughts, and to have a venerable esteem of him (Psa 92:2). ‘Thou, Lord, art most high for evermore’ (Psa 97:7). ‘Thou art exalted far above all gods.’ There is in God all that may draw forth both wonder and delight; there is a constellation of all beauties; he is prima causa, the original and springhead of being, who sheds a glory upon the creature. We glorify God, when we are God-admirers; admire his attributes, which are the glistering beams by which the divine nature shines forth; his promises which are the charter of free grace, and the spiritual cabinet where the pearl of price is hid; the noble effects of his power and wisdom in making the world, which is called ‘the work of his fingers’ (Psa 8:8). To glorify God is to have God-admiring thoughts; to esteem him most excellent, and search for diamonds in this rock only.”

Thomas Watson, A Body of Divinity, p.17

HT: Kipp Soncek

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