Why We Do What We Do

Why do we say we exist to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples?

Because of Psalm 40:16.

But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who love your salvation say continually,
“Great is the LORD!”

We love the salvation of the Lord. Therefore we say continually, “Great is the Lord!” We say it in as many ways as we can. We never get tired of saying, “Great is the Lord!” Everything else we say is meant to say this. Everything we do is meant to make this clear and more widely echoed in as many hearts as possible.

“Great is the Lord!” His greatness is unsearchable. So we will spend forever searching it out. We will not grow weary in probing the greatness of the Lord. This will be our eternal vocation. This will be our everlasting joy. This is why we exist. To see and savor and show the greatness of the Lord. “Great is the Lord!”

We invite you to join us. See the preciousness of your salvation in Jesus Christ. Then say from your heart, not: “Great is our salvation,” but: “Great is the Lord!”

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.