Seeing and Savoring Jesus

November 5, 2008 at 8:41 am | Posted in Books and Movies, It's All About God | Leave a comment

I have been reading two books in recent days, and both are good.  One is Simple Church by Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger.  I’ll probably have more to say about that one at a later date.  The second book is John Piper’s Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ.  Here are two great quotes from the early pages of Piper’s book:  “The Christian Gospel is about ‘the glory of Christ,’ and not about me.  And when it is – in some measure – about me, it is not about my being made much of by God, but about God mercifully enabling me to enjoy making much of him forever.”  And later, “Christ does not exist in order to make much of us.  We exist in order to enjoy making much of him.  The assumption of this book is that to know the glories of Christ is an end, not a means.  Christ is not glorious so that we get wealthy or healthy.  Christ is glorious so that rich or poor, sick or sound, we might be satisfied in him.”

After an election like yesterday’s, we need a reminder that God is still God; our trust must be in him and not in earthly rulers.  Jesus is our Eternal King.  Let’s make much about him and less about temporal rulers, good or bad.  Let’s find our satisfaction in his glory!




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