Friday, August 16, 2013

We Gain Far More than We Ever Lost

In redemption God opens Himself to us and surrenders His inner life to our possession in a wholly unprecedented manner of which the religion of nature can have neither dream nor anticipation. It is more clearly in saving us than in creating us that God shows Himself to be God. To taste and feel the riches of His Godhead, as freely given unto us, one must have passed not only through the abjectness and poverty and despair of sin, but through the overwhelming experience of salvation. He who is saved explores and receives more of God than unfallen man or even the unfallen angel can. The song of Moses and of the Lamb has in it a deeper exultation than that which the sons of God and the morningstars sang together for joy in the Creator.

Geerhardus Vos, Grace and Glory: Sermons Preached in the Chapel of Princeton Theological Seminary, Solid Ground Christian Books, 2007, pg. 12-13

1 comment:

  1. This is rachels cousin that you have never met:) Been reading ur posts- enjoy all of the authors and books you "review" and comment about. Out of curiosity do you abide by the Doctrines of Grace (Reformed Theology)? Our fam does and your choice of authors would lead me to believe u do. Either way-Loved seeing ur new church video and seeing the great work that The Lord is doing there thru u guys thru all these years-
    Sola Scriptura