I received this from a friend, but I do not have any annotations on the Confession to refer to. Take a look:
Hey, I just thought of something I've been meaning to ask you but keep forgetting. In the Westminster Confession the answer to the question "what is the chief end of man?" is "to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever." I've heard that when the Confession was written the verb "to enjoy" meant to give or cause joy rather than to take pleasure in something or someone. OED indicates that an older (and now obsolete) sense of the verb when it functions transitively means "to put into a joyous condition; to make happy; give pleasure to." Taking it this way, enjoying God would have more the idea of us giving joy and pleasure to God rather than the other way around. Ever heard of this?
What say ye?
M. A. Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
M. A. Villanova University
PhD Candidate, Church History, Princeton Theological Seminary