Prefer God in Lived-Out Reality
The Bible tells us that God knows the hearts of all men and that he even fashioned them himself (1 Kings 8:39; Acts 1:24; Psalm 33:15). But then why are there tests, like in Abraham's case in Genesis 22:1-2? If God knew Abraham's heart and what he would do, what was the point in having him climb the mountain and lay Isaac on the altar?
John Piper writes:
God wills to know the actual, lived-out reality of our preference for him over all things. And he wills that we have the... Continue Reading