Sewall defines love to God as “a grace of the Spirit whereby we esteem and desire God above all and cleave to Him as to our chief good with holy delight from a spiritual sight of His most amiable perfections, as manifested in His word and works, and in the perfection of our Lord Jesus Christ.” We don’t, by nature, love God or find Him desirable. It is only by a work of the Spirit who changes us to see God as desirable that we can love Him. Let the children of God abound more and more in their love to Him. There is no danger of exceeding where the object is infinitely excellent and gloriously superior. To make the fire burn, oh, remember God has loved you with an everlasting love and with loving-kindness he has drawn you to Himself. It is this love of God to us, that precedes any love we have to Him, that makes us love Him back.
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