(Stephen Charnock, “The Attributes of God”)
Power is God’s hand or arm.
Omniscience is God’s eye.
Mercy is God’s heart.
Eternity is God’s duration.
Holiness is God’s beauty.
Without holiness . . .
His patience would be an indulgence to sin,
His mercy would be a sentimental fondness,
His wrath would be a madness,
His power would be a tyranny,
His wisdom would be an unworthy subtlety.
Holiness gives balance to all of God’s attributes.
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