Do I really love the truth?
Each week I receive Desiring God’s newsletters. Well worth reading, just like any of Pastor John Piper’s writings. Especially Don’t Waste Your Life (short and sweet) and Desiring God (longer but worth the time). Sign up for the newsletters at www.desiringgod.org.
Today’s article really hit home with me as I think about my own walk and other Christians I know.
Piper defines the three P’s: The idolatry of pragmatism that ruins the church; the pleasure in unrighteousness that refuses to love the truth; and the pride of being strong that leads to destruction.
Can we say we love the truth if we justify our position opposite it? Why? Pragmatism – “It’s easier this way.” “It’s working, so it must be OK with God.” “Everybody esle is doing it.” Pleasure – “I want it this way.” “I feel so much better now.” Pride – “I don’t see why this is wrong.” “God will forgive me.”