"God is most glorified in you when you are most satisfied in him in the midst of loss, not prosperity." --John Piper

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Hungering for His word (Can I get fries with that?)

Chapter 2, Part 1

The author begins this chapter referring back to an earlier mention of Christians in Asia who secretly met to worship. He had been at one of their meetings, and experienced their hunger and thirst for the word of God. He talks about how God's word is enough for millions who meet in such house churches, and hten asks, "but is it enough for us?" Or are we only content with supersize meals, complete with large fries and a drink? With all of our amenities, padded seats, air conditioning, indoor plumbing, would we be satisfied just to meet and hear God's word?

The 3 M's

We tend to misunderstand, misinterpret, and even manipulate the word of God to accomodate our assumptions and desires. We need to honestly explore how much of our gospel is Biblical and how much is American. He then goes on to say that the primary reward of the gospel is God Himself. I wonder how many people think this and would be satisfied with it. This stuff truly is radical. Maybe the world needs more radical thinkers. With fries, of course.

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