Faith

A Letter From John Piper During Coronavirus

I admire and respect John Piper quite a bit. He has always displayed the kind of bold faithfulness that I wish I possessed. He recently wrote an open letter concerning Coronavirus and Christ. I have the link to this letter and his resources below and they are well worth the read!

Here is an excerpt:

This is not a season for sentimental views of God. It is a bitter season. And God sent it. We know this, because he “works all things according to the counsel of his will” (Ephesians 1:11). All things. Not a sparrow falls to the ground apart from our heavenly Father (Matthew 10:29). 

Nature is not sovereign. Satan is not sovereign. Sinful man is not sovereign. God rules them all (Luke 8:25Job 1:122:6Acts 4:27–28). So, we say with Job, “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted” (Job 42:2).

Therefore, God not only comprehends the coronavirus; he has purposes for it. God does nothing, and permits nothing, without wise purposes. Nothing just happens. Everything flows from the eternal counsels of God (Ephesians 1:11). All of it is wisdom. All of it is purposeful. For those who trust Jesus Christ, all of it is kindness. For others, it is a merciful wake-up call: “Let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price” (Revelation 22:17).

Click here for John Pipers complete letter and
his resources at Desiring God Ministries.

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