Day 2 of 5
Imagine being able to enjoy what is most enjoyable with unbounded energy and passion forever. This is not now our experience. Three things stand in the way of our complete satisfaction in this world.
One is that nothing has a personal worth great enough to meet the deepest longings of our hearts.
Another is that we lack the strength to savor the best treasures to their maximum worth.
And the third obstacle to complete satisfaction is that our joys here come to an end. Nothing lasts. But if the aim of Jesus in John 17:26 comes true, all this will change.
If God’s pleasure in the Son becomes our pleasure, then the object of our pleasure, Jesus, will be inexhaustible in personal worth. He will never become boring or disappointing or frustrating.
No greater treasure can be conceived than the Son of God.
Moreover, our ability to savor this inexhaustible treasure will not be limited by human weaknesses. We will enjoy the Son of God with the very enjoyment of his Father.
God’s delight in his Son will be in us and it will be ours. And this will never end, because neither the Father nor the Son ever ends.
Their love for each other will be our love for them and therefore our loving them will never die.
Pleasures of God, Multnomah Books (Colorado Springs, CO), page 27
"This is my beloved Son with whom I am well pleased," the Father said of Jesus in Matthew 3:17. God is infinitely, inexhaustively glad in his Son. But what does this mean for us? In this five-day devotional, John Piper examines how the Bible speaks of God's joy in Jesus and how it impacts our everyday.
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