My Journey to Joy

August 13, 2011

John Piper on Suffering

Filed under: Notable Quotables — aunthoddy @ 5:49 PM
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He knew that suffering, whether small discomforts or dreadful torture, would be the path in this age for making Him most visibly supreme.  That is why He calls us to this; He loves us.  And love does not mean making life easy.  It means making us able to enjoy making much of Him forever, no matter what it costs.  Whatever makes us more and more able to enjoy making much of God is a mercy.  For there is no greater joy than joy in the greatness of God.  And if we must suffer to see this and savor it most deeply, then suffering is a mercy.  ~John Piper

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