God Answers

God Answers

Is there a word to help us feel 
     the weight of Adam's fall?
          All.

How heavy will this burden weigh,
     (Spare not!) on those who fell?
          Hell.

O Lord, so great this forfeiture!
     Was there sufficient reason?
          Treason.

Then whence could any traitor hope
     before your burning face?
          Grace.

But surely that will cost beyond
     our wage. How is it priced?
          Christ.

Entirely paid? By him? O God,
     and is that gift for me?
          Free.

I would receive this gift, O Lord!
     How soon would you allow?
          Now.


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John Piper (@JohnPiper) is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is author of more than 50 books.