Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The Quote of Wednesday

Posted by Picasa Today's quote comes from John Piper's book Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die from chapter 5, page 29.
"I have heard it said, 'God didn't die for frogs. So he was responding to our value as humans.' This turns grace on its head. We are worse off than frogs. They have not sinned. They have not rebelled and treated God with the contempt of being inconsequential in their lives. God did not have to die for frogs. They aren't bad enough. We are. Our debt is so great, only a divine sacrifice could pay it.
There is only one explanation for God's sacrifice for us. It is not us. It is 'the riches of his grace' (Ephesians 1:7). It is all free. It is not a response to our worth. It is the overflow of his infinite worth. In fact, that is what divine love is in the end: a passion to enthrall undeserving sinners, at great cost, with what will make us supremely happy forever, namely, his infinite beauty."

1 comment:

Homemanager said...

Isn't the gospel awesome! We will be "supremely happy forever, namely, His infinite beauty" - how beautiful He is! Our words can't grasp the fullness of His beauty and we can only get glimpses from the beauty He made for us to enjoy. He is such an awesome God!
And this was just one of 50 reasons...selah. :o)