Agonizomai: A Mess of Pottage

Saturday, June 06, 2009

A Mess of Pottage

"The greatest enemy of hunger for God is not poison but apple pie. It is not the banquet of the wicked that dulls our appetite for heaven, but endless nibbling at the table of the world. It is not the X-rated video, but the prime-time dribble of triviality we drink in every night. For all the ill that Satan can do, when God describes what keeps us from the banquet table of his love, it is a piece of land, a yoke of oxen, and a wife (Luke 14:18-20). The greatest adversary of love to God is not his enemies but his gifts. And the most deadly appetites are not for the poison of evil, but for the simple pleasures of earth. For when these replace an appetite for God himself, the idolatry is scarcely recognizable and almost incurable."


John Piper - " A Hunger for God"


2 Comments:

Blogger Underdog Theology said...

Oh, for our affections to be constantly affixed to our Lord.

What does it take to be ever loving Him in mind and emotion? A dependent, childlike spirit is endemic to this cause. It is the stuff of ceaseless prayer.

God bless you, sir.

7:03 pm  
Blogger agonizomai said...

Underdog,

Nice to hear from you again.

It is good to be reminded of how we OUGHT to be, as long as it helps us to understand how we are to get there.

Blessings,


Tony

7:41 am  

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