John Piper – The Capstone of the Glory of Jesus

19 Dec

The Christ we see and savor now and forever is the crucified and risen Christ. That is, the Son of God, whose glory will satisfy our admiring hearts for all eternity, will be forever worshiped and enjoyed as the Lamb who was slain. This is part of his great worthiness. The song will forever be: “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation” (Revelation 5:9). Future grace always includes seeing and savoring not only God himself, and Christ himself, but Christ slain for the ransoming of all his elect. This is the capstone of the glory Jesus prayed that we would someday see face to face: “Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory” (John 17:24). This is the apex of future grace.

~John Piper~

Future Grace (Colorado Springs, CO; Multnomah Books; 2011) p. XIII.

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One Response to “John Piper – The Capstone of the Glory of Jesus”

  1. irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert December 19, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    Reblogged this on Irishanglican's Weblog.

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