Divine Love & Humility

by Frank Jones


Seeing therefore it is so, that it is a sense of God’s loveliness which is the thing that works humility, hence we may learn that divine love implies humility. For love is the disposition of the heart, or it is respect towards God as lovely. If the knowledge of God as lovely causes humility, then a respect to God as lovely implies humility. And from this love to God arises a Christian love to men. And it therefore follows that a true love both to God and men implies humility.
— Jonathan Edwards (WJE 8:245)