Future Grace by John Piper

Over the Christmas holiday I am reading a book by John Piper titled, Future Grace. Here is a quote that I read that I’ve been thinking about over the last few days:

Sin is what you do when your heart is not satisfied with God. No one sins out of duty. We sin because it holds out some promise of happiness. That promise enslaves us until we believe that God is more to be desired than life itself (Psalm 63:3). Which means that the power of sin’s promise is broken by the power of God’s. (Future Grace, page 9-10, John Piper)

I am on a bit of a John Piper kick as our church continues to be impacted by his ministry to create a passion amongst God’s people to seek God’s glory. Or to quote Piper in how he says it in all his books, “God is must glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.”