O Jesus, take my bent away
For thinking much of me,
And kill my pride, and from this day
With mercy make me free.
O Jesus, grant the gift to see
The treasure that you are,
And as the night eclipses me,
O be my Morning Star.
And now if I should serve, or lead,
Or give, or mercy show,
O Jesus, let my love be freed,
And like a river flow.
O Jesus, be the treasure of
My heart and all I do,
And may the river of my love,
Alone make much of you.
How do we as Christians battle against the sinful pursuit of success, wealth and power that the world pursues?
Therefore, to avoid similar entanglements, the course which Christian men must follow is this: first, they must not long for, or hope for, or think of any kind of prosperity apart from the blessing of God; on it they must cast themselves, and there safely and confidently recline.
How, then, can the Christian rightly pursue success?
Therefore, if we believe that all prosperous and desirable success depends entirely on the blessing of God, and that when it is wanting all kinds of misery and calamity await us, it follows that we should not eagerly contend f…
What is God’s sovereign grace?
Not grace to bar what is not blissNor flight from all distress but this:The grace that orders our trouble and painAnd then, in the darkness, is there to sustain.
This poem was taken from the sermon by John Piper, “Sustained by Sovereign Grace—Forever”.