God Answers

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

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

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

Then whence could any traitor hope
     before your burning face?

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

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

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

Thumb author john piper

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, including A Peculiar Glory.

© Desiring God Foundation. Distribution Guidelines

Share the Joy! You are permitted and encouraged to reproduce and distribute this material in physical form, in its entirety or in unaltered excerpts, as long as you do not charge a fee. For posting online, please use only unaltered excerpts (not the content in its entirety) and provide a hyperlink to this page. For videos, please embed from the original source. Any exceptions to the above must be approved by Desiring God.

Please include the following statement on any distributed copy: By John Piper. © Desiring God Foundation. Website: desiringGod.org