Put God in Charge of Your Interest and Happiness

If you are selfish, and make yourself and your own private interest your idol, God will leave you to yourself, and let you promote your own interest as well as you can. But if you do not seek your own but the things of Jesus Christ, the things of others, God will make your interest and happiness his charge; and he is infinitely more able to provide for it and to promote it than you are.

Jonathan Edwards [1749],
Works of Jonathan Edwards, Volume 8, Ethical Writings, ed. Paul Ramsey (New Haven, Yale University Press, 1989), 269

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