We’re Different Than Satan

“God is glorified in His people by the way we experience Him, not merely by the way we think about Him. Indeed the devil thinks more true thoughts about God in one day than a saint does in a lifetime, and God is not honored by it. The problem with the devil is not in his theology, but his desires. Our chief end is to glorify God, the great Object. We do so most fully when we treasure Him, desire Him, delight in Him so supremely that we let goods and kindred go and display His love to the poor and lost.” – John Piper (When I Don’t Desire God pg.30-31)

The difference in us and the devil is his desire to be selfish and our desire to be selfless. We should desire to love and delight in God by helping those who are poor and lost. The devil wants them to stay poor and lost.

How can you find a way today to treasure, desire, and delight in God so much you are willing to help those who are poor and lost?


About Kevin Riner
child of grace, worshiper of Jesus, husband, father, Pastor of Village Church, author of Faith Debugged

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