harsh words but no less true…take 2 minutes to watch/listen, then forward this to anyone who believes or is perpetuating the lie that material blessings mean god’s blessing and vice versa…

***just to add a footnote- john piper has said multiple times that he is *not*advocating a life that pursues pain and suffering as if that earns some kind of merit. of course it hurts when loved ones die. certainly we weep when tragedy strikes. even jesus wept when he saw and experienced the grief that comes from the death of a loved one. his point in “glorifying god in the midst of suffering” is that when it comes, our making much of god shouldn’t stop due to lack of wordly comforts or pleasures -indeed that our joy in him should continue to increase because he is our greatest treasure-even in the midst of pain.

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