Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Who Should Run The Church; God or The World?

I appreciate very much the weekly devotions from John Piper. He is a man that has taught us to glorify God and enjoy Him forever!

How appropriate are his words from the book of Jude. The church should reflect the Lord Jesus Christ and it is not! In fact, the church is letting the world creep in and run it. Unsaved people are determing its direction and not God; huge problem! I pray that God's children and true pastors of the Word will wake up and realize that Satan desires full control of the church. We need to desire that the church be what God wants it to be and not what we think it should be. Praise God that He wins out in the long-run. One sees what God wants the church to be like in His precious Word. The book of Ephesians speaks greatly about this issue. It is His church and He is to be glorified in it.

I hope you enjoy reading John Piper's devotion for this week from the book of Jude.

Click here to read the devotion.

1 comment:

Justice said...

The words from Jude are so true, ever since the beginning of the church man has been seeking to make it his own.

I think a big part of this problem is the polity that runs most churches - it is not biblical. Congregations are more steeped in tradition than in the word of God, fearing change and man more than they fear the word of God.

I pray for reformation of our churches to be God centered, and seek a biblical approach to how we do church and worship. That we may glorify God and expand His kingdom.

Soli Deo Gloria!