Top 25 @JohnPiper Tweets

Top 25 @JohnPiper Tweets

We added retweets and favorites, from the data we have available, to gather the top twenty-five tweets from @JohnPiper. They deal with deep, spiritual insight, practical preparation, major current events, and especially relevant resources. And they speak to Taylor Swift, the Boston bombers, President Obama, and everyone else. Sometimes it’s just sentences that change us. May God use these to help you, whether for the first time or one more time before another year of reflection and retweeting.

  1. Read the Bible praying, “Father, hold my mind’s attention. Wake my heart’s affection. Speak for your glory and my holy joy.”

  2. If you are sufficient for your task, it’s too small.

  3. O, God of wonder, enlarge my capacity to be amazed at what is amazing, and end my attraction to the insignificant.

  4. To love is to stop comparing.

  5. Our worship is the subjective echo of Jesus’ objective worth. The intensity of our gladness echoes the immensity of his glory.

  6. Taylor Swift: “I’m afraid that magic doesn’t last and love is going to leave.” Your heart was made for Jesus, Taylor.

  7. Christmas: the Son of God expressing the love of God to save us from the wrath of God so we could enjoy the presence of God.

  8. My prayer for the running Boston bomber: Make his foot slip. Spare more victims. Save his soul.

  9. Christ is glorified in me when people see he is more precious to me than all that life can give or death can take.

  10. The universe exists for the glorification of Jesus in the admiration of his people.

  11. God does not forbid sexual sin because he’s a killjoy, but because he opposes what kills joy.

  12. Satan wants you, and God wants you. The one with sadistic hate. The other with sacrificial love.

  13. The ultimate purpose of life is to show that Jesus is more precious than life.

  14. When God fights for you, your enemy is always outnumbered. (Cf. 2 Chronicles 32:7-8)

  15. Eleven ways America knows that abortion is the killing of children. We know what we are doing. http://t.co/BNKp3MYC

  16. Louie Giglio soared tonight. Sin didn’t make us bad, it made us dead. And we won’t belittle Jesus by urging you to fix that.

  17. Being raised from the dead is never boring. Therefore every Christian has a stunning testimony.

  18. God gave you existence. Don’t rest till you know why. Then pray that and pursue that with all your might.

  19. Jesus is greater than I have ever portrayed him to be.

  20. The coming of Jesus is more exciting to kids than Santa Claus, IF the adults feel it is and act like it is. I’ve seen this.

  21. In the looping video of Boston’s explosion, ponder the reflex of empathy of many running toward the wounded, not toward safety.

  22. Virginity till marriage or death is not a failure but a glorious triumph of the fully human soul.

  23. Obama: America, the only indispensable nation. Romney: America, the hope of the earth. This does focus our prayers for them.

  24. “‘Bring me a musician.’ And when the musician played, the hand of the Lord came upon him.” 2 Kings 3:15. God still does this.

  25. Nothing I suffer will come close to Jesus’ suffering for me. Woe to me for grumbling.


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Marshall Segal (@MarshallSegal) is executive assistant to John Piper, a graduate of Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis, and regularly writes on the topics of singleness and dating.