Monday, November 13, 2006

My infinite treasure

When we resist the idolatrous power of every craving, every desire, every pleasure that is not God, then God is exalted as the superior Treasure of our lives. Fighting against all alien joy shows that we know the infinite worth of God.
-John Piper

"We have this treasure...
that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us."
2 Corinthians 4:7

3 comments:

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

Good quote. I love the picture.

Anonymous said...

That is a really GREAT quote, Bethany! Which book of John Piper was that quote from? He has so many good ones. Thank you for sharing it. May we be so close to Jesus Christ that His power can rest upon us!

Love and hugs to you!:)

Bethany said...

The quote by John Piper is from the book "When I Don't Desire God; How to Fight for Joy." It is my book to read for this trip, and it has been SOOOO good and spiritually challenging!