Jonathan Edwards labored in his preaching to put the glory of Christ on display in the gospel. One of his most beautiful examples of this is his sermon, “The Excellency of Christ,” based on Revelation 5:5-6 where Christ is described as the conquering “Lion of the tribe of Judah” (v. 5) and the “Lamb standing as though it had been slain” (v. 6). Edwards states his theme:
“There is an admirable conjunction of diverse excellencies in Jesus Christ.”
In the person of Christ, meet together:
infinite highness & infinite condescension
infinite justice & infinite grace
infinite glory & lowest humility
infinite majesty & transcendent meekness
deepest reverence towards God & quality with God
infinite worthiness of good & the greatest patience under sufferings of evil
an exceeding spirit of obedience, with supreme dominion over heaven and earth
absolute sovereignty & perfect resignation
self-sufficiency & an entire trust and reliance on God
This is the glory of Christ. To see him and be with him and to enjoy him will be our final, all-satisfying salvation.
This is the end for which we were made – to spend eternity knowing ever-more and enjoying ever-more the infinite riches of the glory of Christ.