This book is different than other books I have read on the attributes of God, and Matthew Barrett does a good job getting my attention with one of his opening quotes in the Introduction:
The transcendent, majestic, awesome God of Luther and Calvin...has undergone a softening of demeanor (1)
Here are some other assorted thoughts:
aseity (Lat. aseitas, from [ens] a se, ‘being from itself’). The quality in virtue of which a being exists of and from itself alone. Acc. to Christian teaching, it is realized solely in God and distinguishes Him from all created beings, whose existence, as it issues ultimately from Him, is derivative from something outside itself (ens ab alio). F. L. Cross and Elizabeth A. Livingstone, eds., The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2005), 115.
In conclusion, one prevailing thought that comes to mind which I have shared with people for years yet this chapter gives new life to is, we will never be bored with God in eternity. We will never be able to know him fully. There will always be deeper delight and more thrilling discovery of God himself.
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