Monday, February 05, 2007

Standing Near the Precipice, Secure...

This blog title is taken from more of the great writings of John Piper. Sometimes I think maybe he is the Jonathan Edwards of our day. This last paragraph was wonderful, you can read the rest of the article over here.


"When I finished reading and pondering these things, I prayed, "O God, grant that I would feel the magnitude of my sin. Grant that I would feel unworthy of your grace. Grant that I would tremble at the truth of hell. Strip me of all cavalier thoughts, all self-exalting cleverness, all banal preoccupations, all bent toward amusing people from your sacred pulpit. Open my eyes and my heart to see and feel the wonder of saving grace, and the infinite preciousness of Christ and his love-driven obedience, even to death on the cross. Thank you, Father. Thank you. At any cost make me an instrument of your great salvation. In Jesus’ name. Amen."

Standing near the precipice, secure,

John Piper"

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