I apologize in the delay in getting the question up for this week's book discussion. Last week was a bit hectic for me. Anyways.
This quote from chapter three of "The Wisdom of God in the Mystery of Redemption" struck me as I read it: "Something new is necessary for our happiness; and were it possible for the grand theme provided by God for ensuring the felicity of His creatures to be exhausted, their enjoyment would immediately terminate. But since God has condescended to dwell with men on the earth, and has purchased the church with His own blood, provision is made, ample and inexhaustible provision, for the growing enjoyment of men and angels forever."
It seems like there are so many people trying to chase after the "deep things" of theology and philosophy as if the deepest of all possible thought is not presented to us in the gospel of Jesus Christ. In comparison to the Incarnation, thoughts of angels are underwhelming. In light of the atonement of Christ, speculation regarding the problem of evil is silly. This desire to chase after other thoughts is rooted in pride and unbelief. Pride, because we think that we need something more to stimulate our minds, and unbelief, because we do not believe that God has provided sufficient material to exhaust our feeble minds for all eternity.
And that is a staggering thought. Eternity is the absence of time. And for that entire "time" our minds will still be staggering to plumb the depths of the seas of the gospel. And therein will our joy be found. Eternal life is knowing God.
Those were some of my thoughts. What thoughts did you all have?