It is not often you get to read an inspired single paragraph. But I think I may have just have done it. John Piper has written a masterful book. I have linked it below under “Current Reading” in the navigation bar. You should seriously consider buying the book.
Check this out…
“When a person is born anew and experiences repentance, his attitude about Jesus changes, Jesus himself becomes the central focus and supreme value of life. Before the new birth happens and repentance occurs, a hundred other things seem more important and more attractive: health, family, job, friends, sports, music, food, sex, hobbies, retirement. But when God gives the radical change of new birth and repentance, Jesus himself becomes our supreme treasure.”
Can it really be that simple?! One of the things I love about the LORD is that he is so simple. Why do we complicate devoted living with platitudes and long winded assent, when all Jesus really wants is a SIMPLE, “Yes LORD.”?
I will be chewing on Piper for the days and weeks to come as I continue to make my way through his book. I just started, and am already convicted to the core. I am only on demand #3. I still have 47 to go. Pray for me!