The Misery Of Job And The Mercy Of God By John Piper Pdf
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At the heart of what it means to be a Christian is to receive a new identity. In Jesus, we do not lose our true selves, but we become our true selves, only in Him. Christian selfhood is not defined in terms of who we are in and of ourselves. God made us who we are so we could make known who He is. Our identity is for the sake of making known His identity. Are you awake and free from the false messages of American merchandising?
Or has the omnipresent economic lie deceived you so that the only sin you can imagine in relation to money is stealing? Desiring God, , p. The greatest enemy of hunger for God is not poison but apple pie. It is not the banquet of the wicked that dulls our appetite for heaven, but endless nibbling at the table of the world. It is not the X-rated video, but the prime-time dribble of triviality we drink in every night… For when these replace an appetite for God Himself, the idolatry is scarcely recognizable, and almost incurable.
God is not jealous like an insecure employer who fears that his employees might get lured away by a better salary elsewhere. Instead God is jealous like a powerful and merciful king who takes a peasant girl from a life of shame, forgives her, marries her, and gives her not the chores of a slave, but the privileges of a wife — a queen.
His jealousy does not rise from fear or weakness but from a holy indignation at having His honor and power and mercy scorned by the faithlessness of a fickle spouse. When God stands as witness to the covenant promises of a marriage it becomes more than a merely human agreement.
God is not a passive bystander at a wedding ceremony. In effect he says, I have seen this, I confirm it and I record it in heaven. And I bestow upon this covenant by My presence and My purpose the dignity of being an image of My own covenant with My wife, the church. Submission does not mean that a wife gets her personal, spiritual strength primarily though her husband.
There is a hearing that barely gets started and the Word is gone before you get out the door. There is a hearing that lasts until there is a hard time in life, and then one turns from God to other messages. There is a hearing that flourishes until the riches and pleasures of this life choke it off. And there is a hearing that defeats the devil, endures trial, scorns riches and bears fruit unto eternal life [see Luke ].
If we want the meaning and the worth and the beauty and the power of the cross of Christ to be seen and loved in our churches, and if the design of the death of His Son is not only to reconcile us to God but to reconcile alienated ethnic groups to each other in Christ, then will we not display and magnify the cross of Christ better by more and deeper and sweeter ethnic diversity and unity in our worship and life?
Is masturbation wrong? Let me address the issue mainly for men. I cannot imagine sexual orgasm in the loins without sexual image in the mind. I know there are nocturnal emissions, which I regard as innocent and helpful, but I doubt that they are ever orgasmic apart from a sexual dream that supplies the necessary image in the mind.
Evidently God has constituted the connection between sexual orgasm and sexual thought in such a way that the force and pleasure of orgasm is dependent on the thought or images in our minds. Therefore in order to masturbate, it is necessary to get vivid and exciting thoughts or images into the mind. This can be done by pure imagination or by pictures or movies or stories or real persons.
These images always involve women as sexual objects. This is not the case with masturbation. So I vote no on masturbation. There may be other reasons why it is wrong. For now I rest my vote on the inevitable sexual images which accompany masturbation and which turn women into sexual objects.
The sexual thoughts that enable masturbation do not help any man to treat women with greater respect. Therefore masturbation produces real and legitimate guilt and stands in the way of obedience.
To fear the Lord is to tremble at the thought of offending him by unbelief and disobedience. It is the feeling that God is not to be trifled with… Those who fear God shudder at the thought of speaking that way about their Majestic Father. Anything that dishonors God is anathema to those who fear God. We ought not speak too long about God with our minds before we turn and speak to God from our heart.
We must stir a lot of prayer into the stew of our theology. Used by Permission, www. He gave his life a ransom for many Mark He did not propitiate the wrath of God against everybody.
But He laid down His life for the sheep. They are scattered throughout the world in every tongue and tribe and people and nation. I am aware that some killing is endorsed in the Bible. It is used 43 times in the Hebrew Old Testament. It always means violent, personal killing that is actually murder or is accused as murder. It is never used of killing in war or with one possible exception, Numbers of killing in judicial execution.
Used by Permission. In this drama, the man represents God or Christ and is to love his wife as Christ loved the church. And sexual union in the covenant of marriage represents pure, undefiled, intense heart-worship. That is, God means for the beauty of worship to be dramatized in the right ordering of our sexual lives. And the coupling between our car and the engine was faith, so that in the Old Testament, like the New Testament, salvation was by grace, through faith, along the track of obedience or sanctification.
What is the one thing that cuts us off from heaven? The answer is unbelief. Not trusting God. The only thing that can keep us from heaven is forsaking our faith in Christ, and turning to other hopes, other treasures. So to protect us God prevents that. He inspires and nourishes and strengthens and builds our faith. And in doing this he secures us against the only thing that could destroy us; unbelief, lack of trust in God.
There is no necessary connection between being an effective leader and being more intellectual or more competent than your wife. Leadership does not assume it is superior. It assumes it should take initiative. See that the family prays, and reads the Bible, and goes to church, and discusses spiritual and moral issues, and learns to use the means of grace, and grows in knowledge, and watches your example in all these things.
Sin is lawlessness. It is insubordination. Therefore the pursuit of our interest and our happiness is never above God, but always in God. Preaching does not come after worship in the order of the service. Preaching is worship. The preacher worships — exults — over the Word, trying his best to draw you into a worshipful response by the power of the Holy Spirit.
My job is not simply to see truth and show it to you. The devil could do that for his own devious reasons. My job is to see the glory of the truth and to savor it and exult over it as I explain it to you and apply it for you. Every day 1, black babies are killed in America.
Seven hundred Hispanic babies die every day from abortion. Call this what you will — when the slaughter has an ethnic face and the percentages are double that of the white community and the killers are almost all white, something is going on here that ought to make the lovers of racial equality and racial harmony wake up… O that the murderous effect of abortion in the Black and Latino communities, destroying tens of thousands at the hands of white abortionists, would explode with the same reprehensible reputation as lynching.
Are you willing to explain why most cities have laws forbidding cruelty to animals, but you oppose laws forbidding cruelty to human fetuses? Are they not at least living animals? Are you willing to explain why government is unwilling to take away the so-called right to abortion on demand even though it harms the unborn child; yet government is increasingly willing to take away the right to smoke, precisely because it harms innocent non-smokers, killing 3, non-smokers a year from cancer and as many as 40, non-smokers a year from other diseases?
Are you willing to say to parents in this church who lost a child at that age and held him in their hands, this being in your hands is not and was not a child with any rights of its own under God or under law? The power of all temptation is the prospect that it will make me happier. No one sins out of a sense of duty when what they really want is to do right.
The jealousy of God for your undivided love and devotion will always have the last say. Whatever lures your affections away from God with deceptive attraction will come back to strip you bare and cut you in pieces Eze.
It is a horrifying thing to use your God-given life to commit adultery against the Almighty. But for those of you who have been truly united to Christ and who keep your vows to forsake all others and cleave only to Him and live for His honor — for you the jealousy of God is a great comfort and a great hope.
Since God is infinitely jealous for the honor of His name, anything and anybody who threatens the good of His faithful wife will be opposed with divine omnipotence.
The mere mention of the word carries a huge weight of sorrow and loss and tragedy and disappointment and anger and regret and guilt. Few things are more painful than divorce. It cuts to the depths of personhood unlike any other relational gash.
It is emotionally more heart-wrenching than the death of a spouse. Death is usually a clean pain. Divorce is usually unclean pain.
In other words, the enormous loss of a spouse in death is compounded in divorce by the ugliness of sin and the moral outrage at being so wronged. Christ is supreme; the husband is not.
A country up for grabs
As police turn to facial recognition technology to identify suspects and solve cases, critics worry about privacy and false accusations. Man has turned his back on God. I think God is trying to get our attention. Here are edited excerpts of our conversation. The world is asking questions about judgment or punishment in really urgent ways. The basic question is: Is God punishing us? What comes to my mind are two passages.
Job lost everything: his wealth, his health, and his ten children. All swept away in one satanic storm. Reduced to a heap of flesh, ashes, and tears—rebuked by friends and jeered by strangers—righteous Job wrestled over the purpose and presence of God in the midst of unbearable pain. A deeply moving book, especially for those experiencing great suffering and loss. Permissions: Online books are for personal use only.
Uniting for the first time the entirety of John Piper's published writings from to , this volume collection features the latest editions of fifty of his books along with hundreds of articles and chapters, compiled into one beautifully designed resource. Offering fresh introductions to each volume from Piper himself, as well as a final volume of detailed indexes and annotated bibliography for easy reference, this distinctive collection reveals the heart, mind, and faith of one of the most significant and influential pastor theologians of our time and is an ideal addition to the library of anyone who has benefited from his ministry and message. These high-quality volumes feature a durable, smyth-sewn binding and are printed in Italy on specialty book paper designed for maximum readability. John Piper is founder and lead teacher of desiringGod. David Mathis serves as the executive editor at desiringGod. He writes regularly at desiringGod.
The Collected Works of John Piper, 14 Volumes
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All rights reserved No part of this publication may be reproduced stored. Italics in biblical quotes indicate emphasis added. All rights reserved, Other Scripture quotations are from. First printing redesign , Printed in the United States of America. Louie Giglio, and the passion of his heart, for the renown of Jesus Christ.
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