Monday, October 1, 2012

every enemy of joy overcome


"Here in the cross is where every enemy of joy is overcome:
divine wrath, as he becomes a curse for us; 
real guilt, as he becomes forgiveness for us; 
lawbreaking, as he becomes righteousness for us; 
estrangement from God, as he becomes reconciliation for us;
slavery to Satan, as he becomes redemption for us; 
bondage to sin, as he becomes liberation for us; 
pangs of conscience, as he becomes cleansing for us; 
death, as he becomes the resurrection for us; 
hell, as he becomes eternal life for us." 

— John Piper, from When I Don't Desire God: How to Fight for Joy, p 91.  Quoted by Of First Importance.



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