Westminster Seminary California
Notable Quotables: Witsius and the blessings of covenant membership


Here certainly appears the extraordinary love of our God, in that as soon as we are born, and just as we come from our mother, he has commanded us to be solemnly brought from her bosom, as it were into his own arms, that he should bestow upon us, in the very cradle, the tokens of our dignity and future kingdom; that he should put that song in our mouth, ‘thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother’s breast: I was cast upon the from the womb: thou art my God from my mother’s belly’ (Psa 22.9-10) that, in a word, he should join us to himself in the most solemn covenant from our most tender years: the remembrance of which , as it is glorious and full of consolation to us, so in like manner it tends to promote Christian virtues, and the strictest holiness, through the whole course of our lives.

Taken from Herman Witsius, Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man