Tuesday, September 09, 2008

A Hunger for God

I have started reading John Piper's "A Hunger for God." You can do so also just by clicking on the title as I have linked it to the Desiring God website where Piper MAKES ALL OF HIS BOOKS AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR FREE!

I would like to see others do this to demonstrate that they are not just writing books to make money, but to serve the Christian community and body of Christ.

I will blog about what I learn as I am desiring to look into fasting as I see the urgent need of revival in my church and community.

May God give us all a hunger for Him. Here is an excerpt:

"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."

1 comment:

Arthur Sido said...

It says a lot when leaders of the church like Piper make their material available for free (and it isn't free to them to host the webpade etc.) The gifts they have for teaching, writing and speaking are given them for the glory of God, not so they can make a buck.