Christ did not die to forgive sinners who go on treasuring anything above seeing and savoring God. And people who would be happy in heaven if Christ were not there, will not be there. The gospel is not a way to get people to heaven; it is a way to get people to God. It’s a way of overcoming every obstacle to everlasting joy in God. If we don’t want God above all things, we have not been converted by the gospel. -John Piper
How easily I forget
You will never know the fullness of Christ until you know the emptiness of everything but Christ.
Each had a score to settle with God. ‘I was hanged for a crime I didn’t commit’, complained one man bitterly. ‘I died from a disease that dragged on for months, leaving me broken in both body and spirit’, said another. ‘My son was killed in the prime of his life when a drunk behind the wheel jumped the curb and ran him down’, muttered the third. Each was angry and anxious to give God a piece of his mind. But when they reached the throne and saw their Judge with His nail-scarred hands and feet and His wounded side, a ‘man of sorrows and acquainted with grief’, each mouth was stopped
"If we again ask the question: “Why does God allow evil and suffering to continue?” and we look at the cross of Jesus, we still do not know what the answer is. However, we now know what the answer isn’t. It can’t be that he doesn’t love us. It can’t be that he is indifferent or detached from our condition. God takes our misery and suffering so seriously that he was willing to take it on himself” -TK
I have a great need for Christ
I have a great Christ for my need
all mixed up.