Friday, July 23, 2010

Don't Waste Your Life

The phrase "Don't Waste Your Life" has echoed in the reformed circles of the Christian world, mostly because of John Piper's book by the same title. In it Piper calls us to evaluate American individualistic values and compare them to the biblical values. Language betrays us here because the very discussion of values is a very American concept. The Bible speaks of moral virtues in connection to God such as righteousness, faithfulness, godliness, integrity, and honor. The Bible also gives values to persons and not merely ideas or beliefs, the most valuable treasure being the Lord Jesus Christ.