I want to share and ponder one more quote from John Piper’s book, Think, that really caught my attention:
If all the universe and everything in it exist by the design of an infinite, personal God, to make his manifold glory known and loved, then to treat any subject without reference to God’s glory is not scholarship but insurrection.
What do you think?
And do you think we can apply this statement to everyday thinking about everyday life? That is: if I am thinking without reference to God’s glory, I am being rebellious.
If that is so, it seems to me we are much more rebellious and sinful than we probably thought. And it raises some good self-reflection questions:
Why do you think about what you think about? For God’s glory? Or for man’s applause? To please people? To impress yourself? For your own glory?
And then there is Jesus who always sought to to do will of the Father – to live for God’s glory even in his thinking. And we realize we don’t measure up and never could and desperately need him to be our Savior.