Johann Gerhard on The End Effect of Scripture in Respect to God

With respect to God, the end of Scripture is the salutary knowledge and glorification of God. It is for this purpose that God revealed Himself in His Word that was first spoken orally and later was committed to writing so that He, having been known correctly by human beings according to His essence and will, might be praised in this life and in eternal life. When we recognize from the Word of God His goodness, power, and wisdom and when we meditate devoutly on the mystery of our salvation that has been planned from eternity and revealed in time, that we cannot help but be stirred by that knowledge and meditation into a love for God. From this love there immediately arises in our hearts a celebration and glorification of the supreme good.

Johann Gerhard
On the Nature of Theology and on Scripture
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