By John Piper

Scripture unearths that the nice enterprise of lifestyles is to glorify God through having fun with Him eternally. during this paradigm-shattering vintage, newly revised and accelerated, John Piper finds that the controversy among responsibility and pleasure does not actually exist: satisfaction is our responsibility. Readers will embark on a dramatically diverse and pleased event in their faithThe pursuit of delight isn't really non-compulsory. it truly is crucial. Scripture finds that the nice company of existence is to glorify God through having fun with Him endlessly. during this paradigm-shattering paintings, John Piper unearths that the talk among responsibility and enjoyment doesn’t actually exist: pride is our accountability. subscribe to him as he unveils beautiful, life-impacting truths you observed within the Bible yet by no means dared to think.

Show description

Read or Download Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist PDF

Best inspirational books

D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself (Design Handbooks)

Now not chuffed with the recent T-shirts on sale on the neighborhood mall? perhaps you'd like a marriage invitation that expresses your individual imaginative and prescient, no longer your occasion planner's? How approximately a few customized stationery? An improve in your site? A enterprise card? A poster to your political crusade? A CD package deal in your band?

The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery

It really is one of many enduring enigmas of the human adventure: lots of our so much iconic, artistic endeavors—from Nobel Prize–winning discoveries to entrepreneurial innovations and works within the arts—are now not achievements yet conversions, corrections after failed attempts.

The reward of failure is a riddle. just like the quantity 0, it's going to regularly be either a void and the beginning of countless probability. The Rise—a soulful get together of the decision and braveness of the human spirit—makes the case that lots of our best triumphs come from realizing the significance of this mystery.

This beautiful biography of an concept is ready the inconceivable foundations of artistic human activity. the increase starts off with narratives approximately figures prior and current who diversity from writers to marketers; Frederick Douglass, Samuel F. B. Morse, and J. ok. Rowling, for instance, function along choreographer Paul Taylor, Nobel Prize–winning physicists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, Arctic explorer Ben Saunders, and psychology professor Angela Duckworth.

The upward thrust explores the inestimable price of frequently neglected ideas—the strength of quit for fortitude, the criticality of play for innovation, the propulsion of the close to win at the highway to mastery, and the significance of grit and artistic perform. From an uncommonly insightful author, the increase is a real masterwork.

God's benefit: healing

God has supplied wellbeing and fitness and therapeutic for the physique of Christ, however it needs to be obtained by way of religion. hint God's therapeutic circulate during the outdated and New Testaments. research the reason for affliction, therapeutic equipment, and at last comprehend the reality approximately Paul's thorn within the flesh. Marilyn Hickey's exact presentation of God's note relating therapeutic will bring up your point of religion during this all-important quarter of the Christian lifestyles.

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul Letters. Letters of Life, Love and Learning

A suite of an important letters acquired from young people responding to the fowl Soup for the Teenage Soul sequence, this ebook is a strong mirrored image of the emotions of new release of readers. a few letters will make readers chortle and others will cause them to cry; yet all of the letters exhibit that young people percentage comparable outlooks, studies, and emotions.

Extra resources for Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist

Example text

We have exchanged and dishonored His glory again and again. We have trusted ourselves. We have taken credit for His gifts. We have turned away from the path of His commandments because we thought we knew better. 57 JOHN PIPER In all this we have held the glory of the Lord in contempt. ). The wickedness of sin is owing to the implicit disdain for God. When David committed adultery with Bathsheba, and even had her husband killed, what did God say to him through the prophet Nathan? He did not remind the king that marriage is inviolable or that human life is sacred.

He is not “served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all men life and breath and everything” (Acts 17:25). Everything that exists owes its existence to Him, and no one can add anything to Him that is not already flowing from Him. Therefore, God’s zeal to seek His own glory and to be praised by men cannot be owing to His need to shore up some weakness or compensate for 46 THE HAPPINESS OF GOD some deficiency. He may look, at first glance, like one of the second-handers, but He is not like them, and the superficial similarity must be explained another way.

And since this original happiness was God’s delight in His own glory, therefore the happiness that He has in all His works of creation and redemption is nothing other than a delight in His own glory. This is why God has done all things, from creation to consummation, for the preservation and display of His glory. All His works are simply the spillover of His infinite exuberance for His own excellence. I S G OD FOR US OR FOR H IMSELF ? But now the question arises: If God is so utterly enamored of His own glory, how can He be a God of love?

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.06 of 5 – based on 19 votes