By Jake Griesel
Just a random thought for the day:
If the study of theology does not lead to doxology, then there must be one of two defects, if not both:
1. A defective heart, unable to properly come to terms with the glorious truths under consideration.
2. A defective theology, which by its very nature does not have the ability to stir up true devotion.
True, solid theology, faithful to the Scriptures, when apprehended by a regenerate heart and mind, cannot do otherwise but to stir up, to use Edwards’ term, “gracious affections,” which lead to practice and doxology. After all, as the well-known Westminster Shorter Catechism’s Q/A 1 says:
Q.1. What is the chief end of man?
A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God,and to enjoy him forever.