The Glory of the Infinitely Happy God

I was encouraged today by a wonderful essay on the blessedness of God by theologian-writer Fred Sanders. He explains:

All that God is and all that he does, he is and does blessedly. What God’s attribute of glory is outwardly, his blessedness is inwardly… Rather than being one of the many attributes on the list, it seems to be more like the tone or timbre of all God’s attributes at once.

And near the end, he critiques the loss of this doctrine:

Various theologians have argued against God’s blessedness in order to establish a doctrine of God more oriented toward the world and its salvation. But this is short-sighted, because only by first establishing the blessedness of the creator can we be assured of any blessedness for the creature.

What a gloriously happy God we must have who promises so much for those who hope in Him! He withholds no good thing from those who walk uprightly! He promises fullness of joy and pleasures forever! Let us enjoy this God by faith in Jesus Christ! And let us remember that over and in and through all things, God is infinitely, gloriously happy in Himself.

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About B Treece
loved by God before I ever loved Him, saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone by the authority of the Bible alone to the glory of God alone, made to enjoy Him forever, happily married with wonder-filled children.

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