John Piper on Psalm 135: The psalm begins by calling us to praise the Lord: “Praise the Lord. Praise the name of the Lord.” Then, starting in verse 3 the psalmist gives us reasons for why we should feel praise rising in our hearts toward God. It says, for example, “Praise the Lord, for the … More God has pleasure in all that he does.
In reading Deuteronomy 27-28 today, I was struck with the stark contrasts between the blessings upon God’s people for complete obedience and the curses for disobedience. And as the LORD took delight in doing you good and multiplying you, so the LORD will take delight in bringing ruin upon you and destroying you. And … More Is God Double-Minded?
Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases. Ps 115:3 Sam Storms, Enjoying God Ministries, asks: When was the last time you thanked God simply for being able? I can’t imagine anything more disheartening and depressing than believing in a God who lacks the power to fulfill his purposes, whose energy wanes … More Celebrate the God Who is Able
John Piper preached a series on “The Pleasures of God” and comments in the first message, “The Pleasure of God in His Son”: In Matthew 17 Jesus takes Peter, James, and John up on a high mountain. When they are all alone something utterly astonishing happens. All of a sudden God gives Jesus an … More The Transfiguration-God Takes Pleasure in His Son