Contentment, Prosperity, and God’s Glory Review

Jeremiah Burroughs. Contentment, Prosperity, and God’s Glory. Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2013. $6.75 (Amazon), 119 pp. This little book is a reprint of an appendix to The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs. Burroughs (1599-1646) was a member of Westminster Assembly and helped draft the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger Catechism. Contentment, Prosperity,…

Monday Miscellanies: Happiness and the End of Creation

A guest post by Jonathan Edwards 87. Happiness ‘Tis evident that the end of man’s creation must needs be happiness, from the motive of God’s creating the world, which could be nothing else but his goodness. If it be said that the end of man’s creation might be that He might manifest his power, wisdom,…

Monday Miscellanies: Happiness in Heaven

A guest post by Jonathan Edwards 95. Happiness in Heaven When the body enjoys the perfections of health and strength, the motion of the animal spirits are not only brisk and free, but also harmonious; there is a regular proportion in the motion from all parts of the body, that begets delight in the soul…

Monday Miscellanies: Happiness is the End of Creation

A guest post by Jonathan Edwards 3. Happiness is the End of Creation As appears by this, because the creation had as good not be, as not rejoice in its being. For certainly it was the goodness of the Creator that moved him to create; and how can we conceive of another end proposed by…

A Colloquy on Rejoicing

What drew me to post this whole prayer was the single line: “For whatever a man trusts in, from that he expects happiness.” (By the way, a “colloquy” is a conversation or discussion.) Remember, O My Soul, It is thy duty and privilege to rejoice in God: He requires it of thee for all his…

Jesus Doesn’t Just Give Bread, He is Bread

Jesus had just fed over 10,000 people with five loaves of bread and two fish.  After that, he walked on water to get to his disciples who had left by boat earlier in the afternoon.  Not bad for a day’s work. But the next day when the crowds found Jesus, they asked, “When did you…