"Exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images…"

“The created universe is all about glory. The deepest longing
of the human heart and the deepest meaning of
heaven and earth are summed up in this: the glory of God.
The universe was made to show it, and we were made to see
it and savor it. Nothing less will do. Which is why the world
is as disordered and as dysfunctional as it is. We have
exchanged the glory of God for other things (Romans 1:23).”

John Piper.

Have I exchanged the glory of immortal God for images? In what areas, Lord?

  • When I am dwelling in bitterness and unforgiveness, I am exchanging the glory of the forgiveness of God to images of vengeance and destruction.
  • When I am lost in the affections of the world, I am exchanging the glory of God to trivial pursuits of life.
  • When I am wallowing in some cherished sin, I am exchanging the glory of God to lust and fleshly desires.

Lord, help me never to be lost in these images. but to be transformed from one degree of glory to another knowing you and growing in the grace of my Lord Jesus.

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