Edwards on loving God

From a vigorous, affectionate, and fervent love to God, will necessarily arise other religious affections: and hence will arise an intense hatred and abhorrence of sin, rear of sin, and a dread of God’s displeasure, gratitude to God for his goodness, complacence and joy in God when God is graciously and sensibly present, and grief when he is absent, and a joyful hope when a future enjoyment of God is expected, and fervent zeal for the glory of God.

– Jonathan Edwards, the Religious Affections

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