And that outcome is worth any cost. Scripture: Colossians 3:5, Romans 8:13. Follow John Piper on Twitter. John Piper Oct 21, 2014 714 Shares Look at the Book. You must continue – because you know me and my faith (and the faith of your Mom and grandmother), and you know the Word – this Word that makes you wise to salvation, and thoroughly equips you to suffer and endure.”, As we saw last week:   We must continue in the WORD – we must learn it, lean on it, love it. 2. But what does this promise really mean in a world where Nik Ripken’s story occurs time and again? . They now know with certainty that “to live is Christ, to die is gain.” For today they see Him face to face. Shortly before His arrest, Jesus says: John 12:24-28  Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,  39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. 25 Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? We will face no tribulation. Follow Desiring God on YouTube John Piper. Jan 31, 2012. We’ll come back to them. Follow Desiring God on YouTube John Piper. No, God does not guarantee you long life in this world. All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ. Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! Follow John Piper on Twitter. – like I was strong in His grace. John Piper Dec 9, 2001 491 Shares Sermon. God’s promise means that He will use every instance of suffering in this life for His glory and our good. See his interesting teaching video on Romans 8 given as part of a series of teaching lectures at the 2014 National Conference = Groaning Creation, Groaning Saints, Groaning Spirit - Desiring God. ‘Father, save me from this hour’? And you know very well what happened to me in your hometown.”. And they decided to celebrate the Lord’s Supper together. Let’s see how the Scriptures explain this. (more…), set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, 2. Health? Luke 12:15-21 [Jesus] said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” 16 And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, 17 and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ 18 And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 5 When your eyes light on it, it is gone, for suddenly it sprouts wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven. R Ruin (Romans 1:17 – 3:20) – The utter sinfulness of humanity O Offer (Romans 3:21-31) – God’s offer of justification by grace M Model (Romans 4:1-25) – Abraham as a model for saving faith A Access (Romans 5:1-11) – The benefits of justification N New Adam (Romans 5:12-21) – We are children of two “Adams” S Struggle w/ Sin (Romans 6:1-8:39) Struggle, sanctification, and victory Again, that’s the average, with many suffering much, much more. Follow Desiring God on Instagram. However we interpret the promises of God with respect to security, we have to conclude that God’s promises were fulfilled for these men and women of faith. In chapter 1, he is very wealthy man, “the greatest of all the people of the east” (Job 1:3). 2 Timothy 3:10-17, Paul says “Timothy: Follow me as I follow Christ – and following Christ means suffering. God hates the impact these sins had on the nation in that day. And what shall I say? John Piper Jan 13, 2015 536 Shares Look at the Book. You watch his pen “draw out” meaning. Those four Somali brothers certainly had no wealth, no worldly success, and they died young. And yet, Saul is part of God’s perfect plan – as Judas and his betrayal of Jesus is part of God… God promises security and deserves our trust. So in what sense can we say that God is our security? Scripture: Romans 8:3. God tells Abraham that all the families of the earth will be blessed through his descendant (Genesis 12:1-3) – and he then remains childless for decades, awaiting the birth of a son. But your riches will do you no good then. There is more joy in the true Christian life than you ever thought possible. What, then, does God’s promise of security mean? As described in today’s text, Paul suffered horribly in Lystra – and he had the scars to prove it. Furthermore, there’s nothing you can do in this life that will assure you of safety, health, wealth, and prosperity. Romans 8:18 says it like this, “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” Whether these words are new and surprising or a familiar bedrock, let’s take fresh joy and fresh courage in the confidence that today’s troubles and graces are all being used for good if we belong to Christ. We do not think the same or act the same because we serve a different Master. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and of death. Scripture: Romans 8:28–30. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated–  38 of whom the world was not worthy–wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. Remember, Jesus died at 33. Yet he writes: 2 Timothy 4:18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. New International Version Update. Follow Desiring God on Instagram. ), (This sermon on Acts 14 was preached on March 1, 2009. know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance,  11 persecutions, sufferings– what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. And (we pray!) If the Lord will rescue Paul from every evil attack, and if Paul knows he will be executed, we must conclude that Paul’s final execution is not an evil attack. Romans 8:38-39. Albert Mohler Oct … Rich men think they are safe and secure – but that’s only in their imagination. John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. Seventy percent! So God hates Saul’s rebellion against Him. 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Scripture: Romans 1:18–32. Follow John Piper on Facebook. 28 Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.”. But Scripture tells us: To find our security in our personal wealth or in our wealthy society is foolish. Footnotes. Amen. But for this purpose I have come to this hour. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Our security must be in God, and in Him alone. Follow Desiring God on Instagram. The audio will be posted at this link.). But why doesn’t that call ring out in the rest of the New Testament? But instead, consider what can happen to an entire society. God is continuing to work out His glorious purposes for the Somali people – in part, through our prayers for those people motivated by this tragedy. In one day, Job moves from being rich and prosperous to having nothing. Nik Ripken was deeply involved with relief work in Somalia in the 1990s. No, God doesn’t promise you safety. This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ 21 So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”. Follow Desiring God on Twitter. But let’s turn our attention from examples to the Bible’s explanation for why it’s foolish to trust in money: Scripture gives four main reasons. Proverbs 18:10-11   The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe. Follow John Piper on Instagram. Follow Desiring God on Facebook. God is the true security, the true safety. There was danger for all, particularly for the four Somalis – so each person traveled separately to the location, by different, roundabout routes. Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? all that God is for you in Christ explodes with faith, and joy, and love. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him. Follow John Piper on Twitter. God tells Abraham that his descendants will be afflicted in another land for 400 years, but then He will bring judgment on that nation, and they will come out (Genesis 15:13-14). The Mighty and Merciful Message of Romans 1–8. 8 Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Scripture: Romans 8:18–21. He and other Christian aid workers came to know of four believers in Jesus among their many Somali employees. 28 this also would be an iniquity to be punished by the judges, for I would have been false to God above. . Philippians 4:18-20 (Paul writes here concerning a contribution the Philippians made to his ministry)  18 I have received full payment, and more. That God decided to save His people gives us confidence that “neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom. But Timothy is not to respond to this prediction of future suffering with fear! Just weeks later, terrorists killed all four of those believers, in separate, coordinated attacks. In the Gospels, Jesus repeatedly tells people to follow him. And tremendous joy. 19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Follow Desiring God on YouTube John Piper. This is a huge promise: Every need! Scripture: Romans 8:13. Follow Desiring God on Twitter. There is more suffering in the true Christian life than you ever thought you could handle. God Sent His Own Son Romans 8:3. He doesn’t put a force field around you that deflects bullets and insults. Specifically, to lack no good thing does NOT mean: In this regard, consider the men and women of God mentioned in Heb 11:35-38. 27 ¶ “Now is my soul troubled. Follow Desiring God on YouTube John Piper. Success? Holy God Became Like Us Philippians 2:3–8, Part 1. Follow Desiring God on Twitter. (The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected, B & H Publishers, 2013). Well, man can kill us. Oct 14, 1985. 8 Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,  17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. But what are the results of trusting Him? It collapses, and all 10 die. God hates Saul’s fearing the people instead of fearing Him. The security of knowing He is working all things together for your good and His glory. Follow Desiring God on Instagram. Follow Desiring God on Facebook. A sermon on Romans 8:12-17a by Coty Pinckney, Desiring God Community Church, Charlotte, NC 5/4/03 If Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. Listen, self, if God is for you, who can be against you? 18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. They then sent a message that all Somalis who worked for international relief organizations would be murdered unless their agencies left the country. 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. Proverbs 11:28   Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf. Everyone who lives in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. Instead, He glorified His Name thru Immanuel’s death and resurrection. The Gospel in the Church for the Obedience of Faith Through Spiritual Gifts. 36 As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”  37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. In that sense, He regrets making Saul king. Psalm 62:7-10    On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. And if we endure to the end we will meet them, and many millions more who died for the sake of the Name. Particularly when you know you are about to die. 1 Timothy 6:17  As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. Nor does He promise you caviar and Ferraris. No, God does not guarantee you or your children material abundance. No, God does not guarantee you or your family good health. ESV, Romans 8:5-8: 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. Many find security in money, either in our own individual assets and insurance policies, or in the security that comes from living in a rich country with a stable government, a strong military, usually an honest police force, and usually an honest judiciary. Read full chapter. Romans 8:1-2 1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus. 11 A rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall — in his imagination. But Nik Ripken’s story, and many others like it, lead us to ask: Can we really trust Him more than we can trust our bank accounts, or the US military? His wealth, great as it was, could not be his security. We could tell many stories of individuals today who lost everything. 12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,  13 while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. The strength of these promises establishes the fourth reason it is foolish to trust in our riches: Several scriptures bring this out explicitly: Job 31:24-28  (Part of Job’s defense) If I have made gold my trust or called fine gold my confidence, . Never before had I felt the true cost and significance of Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples. If you ever need a motivation to memorize Scripture, seeing Dr. Piper’s passion for God and His Word will hopefully drive you to feed your soul with the Word of God. Scripture: Romans 1:1, Romans 8:39. Quite the opposite: 2 Tim 3:12, It does not mean we will have place to call home, It does not mean we will have decent clothing, It does not mean we will be saved from death, Righteousness: being conformed to the image of His Son, Fulfillment: a role in the greatest accomplishment of all time, Joy –  as we’ll see next week: Being in His presence. 38 For I am ... 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Paul shows himself to be full of joy in suffering. God promises you: “I will never leave nor forsake you Nothing will ever separate you from my everlasting love.”, (This is a condensed version of the sermon preached January 26, 2014. . So what does God guarantee if you trust in Jesus, if you love Him and follow Him? So all these Scriptures tell us to trust God. We’re on a mission to change that. He doesn’t promise you health, wealth, and prosperity. Do not trust in riches, not even in rich countries. First, he spends a couple minutes helping you make the most of Look at the Book. To him be the glory forever and ever. all that God is for you in Christ explodes with faith, and joy, and love. And that’s the average; many lost much, much more. Follow Desiring God on YouTube John Piper. 25 As indeed he says in Hosea, This is our greatest good: Being changed into the image of Jesus Himself. John Stephen Piper (born January 11, 1946) is a theologian and pastor who is the founder and senior teacher of desiringGod.org, and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Those are the two main points of Acts 14. Jan 13, 2015. "When Romans 8:28 says, 'And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, those who are called according to his purpose,' we have a taste of the kinds of things that are included in the 'all things.'. Recall that Timothy grew up in Lystra (Acts 16); Paul met him there for the first time in the visit recorded in today’s passage (Acts 14). Proverbs 23:4-5   4 Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist. Hebrews 13:5-6 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”  6 So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”. We could go on with examples of why we cannot depend on riches or material goods or economic policies or national security or insurance or protection against natural disaster or law enforcement or a constitution or youth or ingenuity or education. But God promises you something much better:                 The security of always being enfolded by His love. All his animals – the primary store of wealth in that society – were killed or stolen. Imagine what would happen to you and your family if you lost 70% of your income. Follow Desiring God on YouTube John Piper. Follow John Piper on Instagram. It is Foolish to Trust in Money for Your Security. 20 To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Note: all these are commended for their faith: Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. What Security Does God Promise to Those Who Trust Him? Now there is in store for me the crown which the Lord, the Righteous Judge, will award to me on that day.”, Just so in Acts 14: Tremendous suffering. Consider Romans 8:16-18   The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,  17 and if children, then heirs–heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. Scripture: Romans 8:28. Tod Kennedy, March 29, 2015 Theme. Proverbs 11:4   Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. THIS is God’s revelation to us – and we will never get through times of suffering without it, But 2 Timothy is a letter neither of sorrow in suffering, nor of simply endurance through suffering. But on occasion he was able to speak of Jesus. Amen. Piper: “Learn to preach Romans 8 to yourself. The Holy Spirit makes living the Christian life possible in spite of the flesh and the curse on creation; and the Father secures us in his love from start to finish because Jesus died, was raised, ascended, and intercedes for us; and no one or nothing can separate us from God's love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it,  15 and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. He goes on to say, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. John Piper May 31, 1998 50 Shares Sermon. Rather He promises to take whatever suffering you experience and use it for your good and for His glory. 8… God has taken us to court to show us that there is no condemnation for those who are "in Christ Jesus" (Romans 8:1). You will lack nothing you need to fulfill your role in accomplishing His task. Here are the first three: i) Money may not provide any security in this life, ii) Money definitely will provide no security at death, iii) There is an alternative: Trust God for your security. More recently, even in Europe, Greece experienced a twenty percent decline in real per capita income between 2009 and 2013. When Paul writes 2 Timothy, he is under arrest, abandoned by his friends, and knows that in short order he will be executed by decapitation. Romans 8. You look at a Bible text on the screen. Christians are unavoidably out of step with this world. (Romans 8:29–30) The purpose of God in salvation — to the glory of his grace and the joy of the believer — is to transform sinners saved by grace into the glorious image of his Son. Scripture: Romans 8:28–30. Follow Desiring God on Facebook. What Security Does God Promise to Those Who Trust Him, those who seek the LORD lack no good thing, Through Many Tribulations We Must Enter the Kingdom of God. Near the end of his life, he wrote: You . If God doesn’t guarantee us life – let alone health, wealth, and prosperity – what good are His promises? Matthew 6:28b-33   Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,  29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. For God to rescue him from that would not be good. The security of knowing that you will be like Christ. You listen to John Piper. Do you see? He promises to supply your every need according to, or, in accordance with His riches in glory. Follow John Piper on Twitter. God Works In All Things 27 And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. 22 What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, 23 in order to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory— 24 even us whom he has called, not from the Jews only but also from the Gentiles? Paul did not write, “… the Spirit also helps your weakness,” but rather, “the Do not think such examples are limited to long ago. Wealth? 1. The emphasis here is on the transitory nature of wealth in this life. 26 If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. And (we pray!) And He brought them to Himself. John Piper Nov 16, 2015 9K Shares Article. 9 Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack! No, God does not guarantee success, as we tend to define it in the US. Please consider this request from John Piper and become a monthly partner by December 31. 28 And we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose. He promises to give you the greatest good: You will lack no good thing That is: You will lack nothing you need to become like Christ. The author of Hebrews assures us that “we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”. God the Father did not promise even to Immanuel, God with us,              safety from persecution. Follow John Piper on Facebook. It is not all good things. 8 Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them. Follow John Piper on Facebook. Dec 9, 2001. God brought those four men to a relationship with Him they did not deserve, showering them with grace and mercy. 6 To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. He is author of. ... Desiring God 2010 National Conference. Instead, Timothy is to take encouragement from Paul’s own suffering. 10 Put no trust in extortion; set no vain hopes on robbery; if riches increase, set not your heart on them. 36 Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. Paul says: ‘You will suffer – like I have suffered. Those Whom He Foreknew He Predestined Sunday Evening Message. 9 Those of low estate are but a breath; those of high estate are a delusion; in the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath. desiringgod. In Congo (formerly Zaire), the real per capita income has decreased 70 percent between 1974 and 2008 (the latest year for which statistics are available). Rather Jesus promises us tribulation, John 16:33: Lacking no good thing does not mean we will avoid persecution. Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. So you must be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus! What would you say to those remaining behind? But now: Suppose you knew you were about to die. John Piper Dec 9, 2020 2.8K Shares Ask Pastor John. Frederic Godet’s commentary on Romans 8:29, inquires: “In what respect did God thus foreknow them?” and answers that they were “foreknown as sure to fulfill the conditions of salvation, viz. faith; so: foreknown as His by faith.” The word “foreknew” is thus understood by Godet, a classical Arminian, to mean that God knew beforehand which sinners would believe, and on the basis of this … Pastor John introduces a new series focused on Romans 8. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. 6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. Five Purposes for Suffering. God’s Good News Concerning His Son. Sep 22, 2002. Sent out as a missionary without ever having met a Muslim, through a variety of circumstances Nik ended up leading a large NGO providing food and other supplies to thousands of suffering Somalis. Drop at verse 28"There is no greater message to be heard than that which we call the gospel. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The promises were also fulfilled for the Apostle Paul. This was a high and holy moment. Most of his work was simply relief. But Scripture assures us: God was at work in that tragedy, even through the evil acts of evil men. Even after living a difficult life, even after being tortured or killed, we will agree: The glory we experience far outweighs our suffering. Riches will fail us, possibly in this life, certainly at death. We now have peace with God (5:1-2). 9 Those of low estate are but a breath; those of high estate are a delusion; in the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. You will lack nothing you need to enjoy the Father forever. 5 Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. I felt honored to worship at the Lord’s Table with these four brothers who were willing to risk their own blood, their own bodies, and their very lives to follow Jesus among an unbelieving people group in this unbelieving country. We are God's elect whom He has justified, and if God has justified us, no accusation can stand. John Piper Sep 22, 2002 1.4K Shares Sermon. God promises those who believe in Jesus: “I will never leave you or forsake you.” Scripture promises us: Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. Timothy too will suffer if he continues in the faith. As far as they knew, it had been many years since any Somalis had celebrated the Lord’s Supper in their capital city. In the video below, Pastor John Piper recites two of the most glorious passages in all of Scripture (Romans 5:1-8 and Romans 8) from memory. But in one day: One day. All may fail. What Does It Mean to Fulfill the Law in Romans 8:3–4? But also, consider: When will “your eyes light on it,” searching for something secure to grasp hold of? 10 The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing. As an example of why it is foolish to trust money for your security, consider Job. The Freedom of the Glory of the Children of God Romans 8:18–21. They will fly away. Scripture: Romans 8:3–4. Romans 8:38 Or nor heavenly rulers; And of course, the promises were fulfilled for Jesus Himself. Scripture: Romans 8:1–3. Follow John Piper on Instagram. Jun 24, 2020. Twelve Theses. Oct 21, 2014. Long life? And the promise is not just to give you enough so you can barely scrape by. This is the security God promises. How Do I Find Freedom from Worry? Sometimes a small pronoun in the Bible can make a lot of difference. Follow John Piper on Facebook. Romans 8:10 Or you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive; Romans 8:11 Some manuscripts bodies through; Romans 8:15 The Greek word for adoption to sonship is a term referring to the full legal standing of an adopted male heir in Roman culture; also in verse 23. Jun 7, 1998. New Teaching in Your Inbox. 19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.’ 20 But God said to him, ‘Fool! 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