How do we choose?

Jonathan Edwards has this to say on the human will:

The choice of the mind never departs from that which, at that time, and with respect to the direct and immediate objects of that decision of the mind, appears most agreeable and pleasing, all things considered (Freedom of the Will, in the Yale Edwards, volume 1, p. 147).

​What follows from this is that the believer needs to take care that what he finds most agreeable and pleasing is God’s will. We must love what God loves and hate what God hates.

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