NOT that human affection, excellent as it is, suffices: only it illustrates and certifies to us beyond a doubt the corresponding Divine Affection.
This it does, even if we receive not its testimony. It is like the celestial luminaries which discourse without speech: its sound is gone out into all lands, and its words unto the ends of the world, declaring the Glory of God.
Neverthless, as sun, moon and stars have had their worshippers, so human love has engrossed its idolatrous votaries.
It, indeed, is ready to "bless with the spirit," but those others are not edified.
Christ keep us or deliver us from worshipping and serving the creature more than the Creator, Who is Blessed for ever. Amen.