Jonathan Edwards – On The Good Life
The book opens with the author looking at Jonathan Edward’s doctrine of happiness, which is an important one. And it’s fair to say that this doctrine has impacted today’s world, especially through the teachings of John Piper who has dedicated a large portion of his time as a Christian to the study of Jonathan Edward’s life and teaching. The crux is this, as humans we chase after happiness, the Biblical Christian does not sacrifice this when he begins a life of obedience to God. It’s rather a re-directing of passions. Obedience to God should not be dry doleful almost reluctant obedience. Edward’s argues that glorifying God is what makes man most happy. This thought process drove John Piper to live by the statement: “God is most glorified in us, when we are most satisfied in Him”. The Christian life of obedience is actually the only place a person can find ultimate happiness which surpasses all temporary sufferings and trials that we face.(more…)
The Lord is still feeding “the thousands” till today! Thank you, Pastor Chong Nam Tuck (from FERC Singapore) for bringing us the meaningful message from Mark 6:30-44.