Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Quote for the day

From Kenneth Boa, Conformed to His Image:

"Jonathan Edwards observed that the ultimate good in life is to treat things according to their true value. The converse is also true, and we face the ever-present danger of treating the eternal as though it were temporal and the temporal as though it were eternal. The world system switches the price tags and encourages us to pursue things that will not last. "That which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God" (Luke 16:15b). If we want to be rich toward God (Luke 12:21), we must give our lives in exchange for the things God declares to be important."


  1. Absolutely loved this quote when I heard Boa use it. Was googling for the Edwards original but I guess Boa was just paraphrasing a concept

  2. Andrew, thanks for turning my attention back to this quote -- I don't think I'd read it since I posted it here in 2011. What great stuff! I'm so often impressed when I dig into Edwards' thinking. What a brilliant man of God!