Tuesdays with Edwards


And though we are without strength, yet Christ has died for us, as ’tis said in the verse wherein is the text. He is sufficient in his purchase, and he is sufficient in his power. The Captain of our salvation is able to overcome that potent adversary of our souls. He came into the world to destroy the works of the devil, as ’tis said, 1 John 3:8, “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” He is ready to pity, and to help the helpless. Our refuge must be in him, and in him alone we should put our trust. This is the true David who delivers the lamb out of the mouth of the lion, and out of the mouth of the bear.

Jonathan Edwards, “Our Weakness, Christ’s Strength,” Sermons and Discourses, 1734-1738, ed. M.X. Lesser, The Works of Jonathan Edwards, vol. 19 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001) page 387.

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