09 May 2008

trust him. admire him. follow him.

From Chapter 6 of John Piper's Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ

(The wisdom of Jesus Christ.)

Jesus' wisdom is unparalleled. His knowledge is unsurpassed. This makes him master of every situation.

Jesus knows all people thoroughly, our hearts and our thoughts. He knows all our thoughts before we express them. He sees where no one else can see. Nothing is hidden from his eyes. There is no one who perplexes Jesus. No thought or action is unintelligible to him. He knows its origin and end. The most convoluted psychotic and the most abtruse genius are open and laid bare to his understanding. He understands every motion of every mind.

John 16:30
Now we can see that you know all things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you questions. This makes up believe that you came from God.

Jesus alone is worthy of our highest admiration. Jesus alone is worthy of our trust. Trust him. Admire him. Follow him.

Colossians 2:3 - in [him] are hidden all the treasurers of wisdom and knowledge.

O, grant us to see and feel that your all-knowing mind, together with your power and grace, makes you utterly trustworthy. Your counsel takes everything into account, including the past and the future. Your good plan will never be altered owing to unseen events. We can count on you. The lips of the wise are a fountain of life, and oh, how we long to bring life to the perishing. Grant us your wisdom in the measure we can bear.


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