Stockpiling Weapons Through Bible Memorization
Besides the Bible, When I Don’t Desire God is the most life-changing book I’ve read. I use “life-changing” carefully and intentionally. It has changed the way I go about my day-to-day life more than any other book written by men.
As I read this book, I desperately wanted my life to radiate with joy in God. And as Jesus told his disciples, “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full” (John 15:11). So, the joy of Jesus comes into our lives and gives us fullness of joy through his word, “these things I have spoken to you.”
Gather Extended Portions
Therefore, Piper highlights “The Worth of God’s Word in the Fight for Joy” (chapter 7) and then teaches “How to Wield the Word in the Fight for Joy” (chapter 8). In the latter chapter, he…