June 14, 2012

Satisfaction and How it Reveals What’s Inside Us

We will always prefer lesser satisfaction to the satisfaction of Christ, because the lesser ones appeal to the god of self – a ravenous, insatiable, fickle idol indeed – while satisfaction in Christ requires that we assassinate that god. We won’t know what it really means for the joy of the Lord to be our strength until we’ve had intravenous idolatry yanked out and all other crutches kicked away. For many of us, Jesus won’t be our absolute treasure until we are out of options.

Jared Wilson,“Gospel Wakefulness ” p.39