In his book, The Preaching of Jonathan Edwards, John Carrick comments,
“One of the most striking features of Edwards’ preaching is that it constitutes a deliberate and powerful counterblast to the inveterate tendency in man to belittle and degrade the great God of heaven.”
Preaching like this is both absolutely necessary and difficult.
Even though we are small, it doesn’t take much for us to think great thoughts of ourselves and even though God is great, it doesn’t take much for us to think small thoughts of Him. We can take anything and make it about us and we can easily miss how something points us towards the greatness of God.
As a result, we as preachers must work and pray and seek to be men who are absolutely relentlessly God-centered in our preaching.