Last night, I had the privilege of sharing a Bible Study with the young adults in my church. The main idea was that a gospel driven life “Desires God above All Things.”
If you don’t make God your chief treasure, if God is not the thing you are most happy about, if He is not the person in whom you find your joy and satisfaction
You May Not Be Saved!
That’s a strong statement. But it is important and it is Biblical. Let me give you a brief overview:
God commands you to Love Him (Mark 12:28-30; Deuteronomy 6:5)
God commands you to seek joy in Him (Psalm 37:4; 32:11; Deuteronomy 28:47-48)
God is the greatest pleasure in the World (Psalm 16)
God is the only thing that will ultimately satisfy. To seek anything else is evil and stupid (Jeremiah 2:12-13)
As John Piper says in his book, Desiring God
The pursuit of joy in God is not optional. It is not an “extra” that a person might grow into after he comes to faith. Until your heart has hit upon this pursuit (of joy) your “faith” cannot please God. It is not saving faith.
My hope and prayer for you is that you will abandon everything in a passionate, intense pursuit for joy in Jesus. Please don’t settle for anything less. Don’t buy the world’s lies.
“The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” Matthew 13:44