The Word of God cuts through the fog of Satan’s lies and shows me where true and lasting happiness is to be found. And so the Word helps me stop trusting in the potential of sin to make me happy.
Instead the Word entices me to trust in God’s promises.
When faith has the upper hand in my heart I am satisfied with Christ and his promises. This is what Jesus meant when he said, “He who believes in Me shall never thirst” (John 6:35).
When my thirst for joy and meaning and passion are satisfied by the presence and promises of Christ, the power of sin is broken.
We do not yield to the offer of sandwich meat when we can smell the steak sizzling on the grill.
~ John Piper, Future Grace
For the month of December we are sharing posts and quotes to help us escape the Cycle of Try Harder, through Believing Better.