Tuesday, May 03, 2011


"Loving God is most essentially treasuring God.  And loving him with all the heart and all the soul and all the mind and all the strength means that every faculty and every capacity treasures God above all things and in such a way that our treasuring of any other thing is also a treasuring of God.  In other words, there may be other good things that we may rightly treasure in some measure.  But we may not treasure them in the place of God.  We may only treasure them as expressions of treasuring God.  If one of our human capacities finds pleasure in anyone or anything in such a way that this pleasure is not also a delight in God, then we have not loved God with all that capacity."  -John Piper, What Jesus Demands from the World

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