John Piper Quotes

42 of the best book quotes from John Piper
  1. #1
    “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him”
  2. #2
    “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him”
  3. #3
    “All heroes are shadows of Christ”
  4. #4
    “My joy grows with every soul that seeks the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Remember, you have one life. That’s all. You were made for
    God. Don’t waste it.”
  5. #5
    “God seldom calls us for an easier life, but always calls us to know more of him and drink more deeply of His sustaining grace.”
  6. #6
    “It is about the greatness of God, not the significance of man. God made man small and the universe big to say something about himself.”
  7. #7
    “Desire that your life count for something great! Long for your life to have eternal significance. Want this! Don’t coast through life without a passion.”
  8. #8
    “All that looks like reality to us is dependent on God. There is creation and Creator, nothing more. And creation gets all its meaning and purpose from God.”
  9. #9
    “The really wonderful moments of joy in this world are not the moments of self-satisfaction, but self-forgetfulness. Standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon and contemplating your own greatness is pathological. At such moments we are made for a magnificent joy that comes from outside ourselves.”
  10. #10
    “Life is wasted if we do not grasp the glory of the cross, cherish it for the treasure that it is, and cleave to it as the highest price of every pleasure and the deepest comfort in every pain. What was once foolishness to us—a crucified God—must become our wisdom and our power and our only boast in this world.”
  1. #11
    “He is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.”
  2. #12
    “But whatever you do, find the God-centered, Christ-exalting, Bible-saturated passion of your life, and find your way to say it and live for it and die for it. And you will make a difference that lasts. You will not waste your life.”
  3. #13
    “God without Christ is no God.”
  4. #14
    “Your mind was made to know and love God.”
  5. #15
    “God created me—and you—to live with a single, all-embracing, all-transforming passion—namely, a passion to glorify God by enjoying and displaying his supreme excellence in all the spheres of life.”
  6. #16
    “You don’t have to know a lot of things for your life to make a lasting difference in the world. But you do have to know the few great things that matter, perhaps just one, and then be willing to live for them and die for them. The people that make a durable difference in the world are not the people who have mastered many things, but who have been mastered by one great thing.”
  7. #17
    “God seldom calls us for an easier life, but always calls us to know more of him and drink more deeply of His sustaining grace.”
  8. #18
    “Why don’t people ask us about our hope? The answer is probably that we look as if we hope in the same things they do. Our lives don’t look like they are on the Calvary road, stripped down for sacrificial love, serving others with the sweet assurance that we don’t need to be rewarded in this life.”
  9. #19
    “You get one pass at life. That’s all. Only one. And the lasting measure of that life is Jesus Christ.”
  10. #20
    “The answer, The answer, my friend, is not yours to invent or create. It will be decided for you. It is outside you. It is real and objective and firm. One day you will hear it. You don’t create it. You don’t define it. It comes to you, and sooner or later you conform to it—or bow to it.”

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  1. #21
    “The greatest cause in the world is joyfully rescuing people from hell, meeting their earthly needs, making them glad in God, and doing it with a kind, serious pleasure that makes Christ look like the Treasure he is.”
  2. #22
    “A mind fed daily on TV diminishes. Your mind was made to know and love God.”
  3. #23
    “The world cannot know what marriage is without learning it from God.”
  4. #24
    “Marriage is not mainly about being or staying in love. It’s mainly about telling the truth with our lives.”
  5. #25
    “Being united to Christ by faith is a greater source of marital success than perfect sex and double-income prosperity.”
  6. #26
    “The greatness and glory of marriage is beyond our ability to think or feel without divine revelation and without the illumining and awakening work of the Holy Spirit.”
  7. #27
    “This covenant-keeping love reached its climax in the death of Christ for his church, his bride. That death was the ultimate expression of grace, which is the ultimate expression of God’s glory, which is of infinite value.”
  8. #28
    “Jesus says that all of life, not just marriage, is a showcase of God’s glory.”
  9. #29
    “The beauty of the covenant-keeping love between Christ and his church shines brightest when nothing but Christ can sustain it.”
  10. #30
    “Headship is the divine calling of a husband to take primary responsibility for Christ-like, servant leadership, protection, and provision in the home.”
  1. #31
    “Knowing Christ is more important than making a living. Treasuring Christ is more important than bearing children.”
  2. #32
    “All of us, married and single, are supposed to live hour by hour by the forgiving, justifying, all-supplying grace of God and then bend it out to all the others in our lives.”
  3. #33
    “Marriage is patterned after Christ’s covenant relationship to his redeemed people, the church.”
  4. #34
    “Marriage is not mainly about prospering economically; it is mainly about displaying the covenant-keeping love between Christ and his church.”
  5. #35
    ″[Marriage is] about portraying something true about Jesus Christ and the way he relates to his people. It is about showing in real life the glory of the gospel.”
  6. #36
    “The natural man does not have the capacities to see or receive or feel the wonder of what God has designed for marriage to be.”
  7. #37
    “Crass materialism sustains very few marriages. The vestiges of God’s vision for marriage remain. They may be distorted and nameless, but they still remain. God’s common grace grants many cut flowers to flourish for a lifetime.”
  8. #38
    “The most foundational thing we can say about marriage is that it is God’s doing.
  9. #39
    “Most foundationally, marriage is the doing of God. And ultimately, marriage is the display of God.”
  10. #40
    “When a couple speaks their vows, it is not a man, or a woman, or a pastor, or a parent who is the main actor - the main doer. God is.”
  11. #41
    “Some [cultures], like our own, have such low, casual, take-it-or-leave-it attitude towards marriage as to make the biblical vision seem ludicrous to other people.”
  12. #42
    “God joins a husband a wife into a one-flesh union.God does that. The world does not know this. Which is one of the reasons marriage is treated so casually.”

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