“God created me — and you — to live with a single, all-embracing, all-transforming passion — namely, a passion to glorify God by enjoying and displaying his supreme excellence in all the spheres of life. Enjoying and displaying are both crucial. If we try to display the excellence of God without joy in it, we will display a shell of hypocrisy and create scorn or legalism. But if we claim to enjoy his excellence and do not display it for others to see and admire, we deceive ourselves, because the mark of God-enthralled joy is to overflow and expand by extending itself into the hearts of others…We waste our lives when we do not pray and think and dream and plan and work toward magnifying God in all spheres of life. God created us for this: to live our lives in a way that makes him look more like the greatness and the beauty and the infinite worth that he really is. …” (John Piper, Don’t Waste Your Life)
“All your people will be righteous.
They will possess their land forever,
for I will plant them there with my own hands
in order to bring myself glory.”
“Yes, joyful are those who live like this!
Joyful indeed are those whose God is the Lord.”
(Is. 60:21, Ps. 144:15)
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