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Friday, August 17, 2012
Posted by David J. McCullough at Friday, August 17, 2012
Saturday, August 11, 2012
It made me think. Why do I need to check my email so often? Why do I always have my mobile in my pocket? What does my search history reveal about me? Why am I so tempted to turn on my computer as soon as I get up?
So as far as repentance goes - I am no longer turning my macbook on first thing. My email won't be checked so often - once a day will do fine. I will master my new iPad and not be mastered by it.
Footnote - I saw a man on the beach yesterday who needs to read this book. He had obviously taken his ten year old boy to the beach for a time of fun together. As he kicked the ball back and threw a stick for his dog all the time he had his phone in his hand. I thought catch yourself on mate - you are not the prime minister or the president of the US. And neither am I - so don't expect instant messages back - I may be with someone more important than the both of us.
The pleasure of God in His Son
The pleasure of God in all He does
The pleasure of God in His creation
The pleasure of God in His fame
The pleasure of God in election
The pleasure of God in bruising His Son
The pleasure of God in doing good to all who hope in Him
The pleasure of God in the prayers of the upright
The pleasure of God in personal obedience and public justice
The pleasure of God in concealing Himself to the wise and revealing Himself to infants
One of the many things that I enjoy about reading John Piper is that you have to think, but more than that, you have to pause to worship the living Lord. Another factor by which I judge a book is how often I say during the read - I need to preach on this. It is safe to say that this thought appeared as I read each chapter.
Thoroughly recommended. Even for the appendix, "Are there two will in God?" it is worth the money