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Traherne, Thomas - Centuries of Meditations - This is very strange that God should want

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Thomas Traherne – Centuries of Meditations

This is very strange that God should want – for in Him is the fullness of all blessedness.  ….  He is from eternity full of want; or else He would not be full of treasure. 

 Infinite want is the very ground and cause of infinite treasure.  It is incredible, yet very plain; want is the fountain of all his fullness.  Want in God is a treasure to us.  For had there been no need He would not have created the world, nor made us, nor manifested his wisdom, nor exercised his power; nor beautified eternity, nor prepared the joys of heaven.  But he wanted angels and men, images, companions.  And these He had from all eternity

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Traherne, Thomas

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