A New Inner Relish: Christian Motivation in the Thought of Jonathan Edwards

I think the question “Why should I do right?” (or perhaps “What is the best motivation to to right?”) is one of the most important questions we can ask in our process of sanctification. The opening verses of 1 Cor 13 should be enough to convince us of that. And I’m convinced that most Christians haven’t come to a rigorously scriptural answer. Why should I do right? “Because God says so” is not enough—at least God doesn’t think so. He offers reasons.

I haven’t read this book, but from what I know of Edwards on this topic (and from the blurbs the author got), it promises to be helpful.


Author: Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.

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