God’s supremacy and our pleasure

October 23, 2008

       “So if God loves us enough to make our joy full, He must not only give us Himself; He must also win from us the praise of our hearts–not because He needs to shore up some weakness in Himself or compensate for some deficiency, but because He loves us and seeks the fullness of our joy that can be found only in knowing and praising Him, the most magnificent of all Beings. If He is truly for us, He must be for Himself!

     God is the only Being in the universe for whom seeking His own praise is the ultimately loving act. For Him, self-exaltation is the highest virtue…”         

(John Piper, Desiring God, 49).

 

This truth changed my life.

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One Response to “God’s supremacy and our pleasure”

  1. Steven said

    A sweet wonderful truth. Changed my life as well.

    Brother – I’m curious to hear your thoughts on the following post:

    http://www.steven.moofry.com/2008/10/28/sermon-buffet-via-podcasting/

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