John Piper, in a sermon on Exodus 33, “I WIll Be Gracious to Whom I Will Be Gracious” Now the question rises why in 33:18 Moses prayed to see God’s glory? “I pray thee, show me thy glory.” I think the reason was this: Moses knew that his request for God’s presence with a stiff-necked … More Need a glimpse into the nature of God?
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. John 11:5-6 John Piper comments on the “God-Centeredness of God”: There is a category of thought here that I think is infinitely important. How can this be love? … More God-centered love
John Piper, in an article, “Biblical Texts to Show God’s Zeal for His Own Glory” Probably no text in the Bible reveals the passion of God for his own glory more clearly and bluntly as Isaiah 48:9-11 where God says, For my name’s sake I defer my anger, for the sake of my praise I … More Piper: Six hammer blows to a man-centered way of looking at the world
Nehemiah 6 tells of a tough situation in Nehemiah’s life. He and the people were just about finished building the wall, but his enemies were out to get him. they intended to do Nehemiah harm(v 2) they were spreading false rumors, “invented in their own mind” v8 (that Nehemiah and the people were intending to … More God acts. God gets the glory.
We see the glorious truth of the resurrection of Jesus in today’s reading from Matthew 28:1-10. John Piper exults in our living Savior in a sermon, “Worship the Risen Christ” The great tragedy of the human race is that we were made to find infinite joy by admiring God, but have become so blind and … More Piper: see at least three massive peaks in the mountain range of Christ’s character
Coty Pinckney shares his insights on Psalm 67: So Psalm 67 and indeed all the Bible emphasizes that God blesses His people for the glory of His own name, so that His goodness, mercy, and love would be recognized and praised by men and angels. This is a fundamental biblical truth, but unfortunately we don’t hear … More Why Should God Bless You?
Deuteronomy 5:24 ‘Behold, the Lord our God has shown us his glory and greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire. This day we have seen God speak with man, and man still live. ‘ God shows Himself! God loves to show His glory. Everything He does has this designed purposed. … More Spurgeon: Among the huge Atlantic-waves of bereavement, poverty, temptation, and reproach, we learn the power of Jehovah, because we feel the littleness of man.