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John Piper on the Main Point of Life

With New Years approaching and resolutions forming, I found this Piper quote to be encouraging and refreshing:

Somehow there had been wakened in me a passion for the essence and the main point of life. The ethical question “whether something is permissable” faded in relation to the question, “what is the main thing, the essential thing?” The thought of building a life around minimal morality or minimal significance–a life defined by the question, “What is permissable?”–felt almost disgusting to me. I didn’t want a minimal life. I didn’t want to live on the outskirts of reality. I wanted to understand the main thing about life and pursue it.

–John Piper, Don’t Waste Your Life, p. 14

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About davestuartjr
Dave Stuart Jr. is a full-time teacher who writes about becoming better, saner teachers at TeachingtheCore.com. He is a follower of Jesus Christ, a husband to Crystal, and a father to Hadassah, Laura, and Marlena.

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