Thoughts and Affections Cause Each Other

“Indeed, thoughts and affections are sibi mutuo causae—the mutual causes of each other: ‘Whilst I mused, the fire burned‘ (Psalm 39:3); so that thoughts are the bellows that kindle and inflame affections; and then if they are inflamed, they cause thoughts to boil; therefore men newly converted to God, having new and strong affections, can with more pleasure think of God than any.””

Thomas Goodwin, as quoted in, Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God by John Piper. Crossway, 2010. 24.

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