• Samuel at Gilgal

    This year I will be sharing brief excerpts from the articles, sermons, and books I am currently reading. My posts will not follow a regular schedule but will be published as I find well-written thoughts that should be of interest to maturing Christian readers. Whenever possible, I encourage you to go to the source and read the complete work of the author.

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God is up to Something Good

John PiperJohn Piper:

“The strength of patience hangs on our capacity to believe that God is up to something good for us in all our delays and detours.” (Battling Unbelief: Defeating Sin with Superior Pleasure)

“The wisdom of God devised a way for the love of God to deliver sinners from the wrath of God while not compromising the righteousness of God.” (Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist)

What Is Supremely Valuable?

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Quoting John Piper:

God would be unrighteous (just as we would) if he valued anything more than what is supremely valuable. If he did not take infinite delight in the worth of his own glory he would be unrighteous. For it is right to take delight in a person in proportion to the excellence of that person’s glory. (Desiring God, p. 32)


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