Strengthen your relationship with God simply by enjoying him and his creation! In this attractive commemorative edition, Piper reveals how delighting in God can motivate us to glorify him through worship, stewardship, loving our neighbor, suffering, and other "duties." Includes a memorable new introduction by Piper and tributes from illustrious readers. 416 pages, hardcover from Multnomah.
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DESIRING GOD Mediations of a Christian Hedonist By John Piper
The purpose of life is to glorify God by enjoying Him. We are to approach Him with the wonder of a child and take pleasure in Him. It is human nature to seek happiness and pleasure and this in turn leads to true praise and worship. True worship of God is spontaneous and from the heart not just the mouth.
God delights in the fellowship of the Trinity and His delight flows down to those who thirst after Him. He delights in His creation and shows His love by giving Himself to us; we must do likewise and give ourselves to Him. We should desire to share this gift of fellowship with others; it should be a joy not a duty or an obligation that we feel is forced upon us. True joy comes from bringing joy to others (a spouse, parent, friends, or co-workers) which is accomplished by sharing the gift of salvation.
Willful sinning is an act of contempt against God, a sign of disrespect. Many people today believe in Jesus just as they believe in Buddha or Santa Claus, but they don’t KNOW Jesus and they don’t delight in Him.
The ultimate goal of the Christian is to pursue the joy of God in everything we do!
This book is perfect for individual study or for a group setting. There is a Study Guide in the back, as well as; a Scripture index, a Person index and a Subject index and a Resource Guide.
This is a book that is very thought provoking and helpful for a deeper personal examination of one’s own personal life.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review