They that have Christ, they have a soul-satisfying portion. They have the truest pleasures and comforts. Here is to be found the proper happiness of the soul. Least liable to accidents and change . . . Here is the best employment for the understanding . . . Such as have Christ, they have better and greater riches than others . . . Better honor . . . Far better pleasures than sensual men. The joys are more exquisitely delighting than ever was enjoyed by the greatest epicure [a person who is dedicated to sensual enjoyment]. [There are] no pleasures like those that are by the enlightenings of the Spirit of Christ, the discoveries of the beauty of Christ and the manifestations of his love.
Jonathan Edwards, "Glorying in the Savior," in Sermons and Discourses 1723-1729, in The Works of Jonathan Edwards, vol. 14, ed. Kenneth P. Minkema (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997), 467. As cited in John Piper, God is the Gospel, Meditations on God's Love as the Gift of Himself (Wheaton: Crossway, 2005), 148.