serving the nazarene

whose image?

here’s why we need a savior:

we take the mirror of god’s image, which was intended to reflect his glory in the world, and turn our backs to the light, and fall in love with the contours of our own dark shadow, trying desperately to convince ourselves (with technological advances or management skills or athletic prowess or academic achievements or sexual exploits or counterculture hair styles) that the dark shadow of the image on the ground in front of us is really glorious and satisfying.  and in our proud love affair with ourselves, we pour contempt (whether we know it or not!) on the worth of god’s glory.”

– john piper, the supremacy of god in preaching, p. 32

what are you treasuring today – the reflection of god’s infinite worth, or your own dark shadow cast on the ground by his glory?

grace.

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January 10, 2008 Posted by | biblical reflection | Leave a comment