Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Thankful for a God Who Is Slow to Anger

In light of a passage in Luke 13, John Piper explains,

"What Jesus teaches then is that all of us are extremely sinful. We are so sinful that calamities and disasters should not shock as though something unwarranted were coming upon innocent human beings. There are no innocent human beings. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. There is none righteous, no not one. And what should amaze us is not that some are taken in calamity, but that we are spared and given another day to repent. The really amazing thing in this universe is not that guilty sinners perish, but that God is so slow to anger that you and I can sit here this morning and have one more chance to repent."

- John Piper

It would be helpful to read Luke 13:1-5 to understand the full complexity of what Piper is saying here.

Soli Deo Gloria!!!!~

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