Talk:John Piper (theologian)
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- I never tire of saying and savoring the truth that God's passion to be glorified and our passion to be satisfied are one experience in the Christ-exalting act of worship.
- The wisdom of God has ordained a way for the love of God to deliver us from the wrath of God without compromising the justice of God.
- We will never fully appreciate what a deep and awesome thing conversion is until we own up to the fact that it is a miracle.
- Once we had no delight in God, and Christ was just a vague historical figure. What we enjoyed was food and friendships and productivity and investments and vacations and hobbies and games and reading and shopping and sex and sports and art and TV and travel... but not God. He was an idea—even a good one—and a topic for discussion; but he was not a treasure of delight.
A Hunger for God
- If you don’t feel strong desires for the manifestation of the glory of God, it is not because you have drunk deeply and are satisfied. It is because you have nibbled so long at the table of the world. Your soul is stuffed with small things, and there is no room for the great.9 God did not create you for this. There is an appetite for God. And it can be awakened. I invite you to turn from the dulling effects of food and the dangers of idolatry, and to say with some simple fast: “This much, O God, I want you.”