A Saved Wretch

A personal blog

Satisfied when starving?

The excerpt below is from the book Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper. My resolve to live for Christ crumples even when tested in minor ways, I fear what might happen if I really did have to face the testing of my faith to breaking point – it would probably break. This is a miserable thought and fuels my desire to truly be satisfied with Christ and nothing less. […]

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Living water

In John 4:10-15, Jesus states very clearly that if asked he will give living water which will so satisfy that the recipient will never thirst again. The Samaritan woman has the typically human materialistic response of thinking in terms of literal water, when Jesus is talking about the Holy Spirit, as is made clear in John 7:37-39. Note that Jesus calls himself ‘the bread of life’ (John 6:35) but the […]

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Desire to be satisfied

Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. (Psalm 90:14 ESV) This is what I desire, to be satisfied by the steadfast love of God, despite the oxymoron – to satisfy is to put an end to desire or want by supplying what is needed. In what manner does the steadfast love of God satisfy us? Is it satisfaction […]

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What’s in a name?

The name of this blog comes from John 6:68 in the Bible, where many of Jesus’ disciples are turning away from him and he asks the twelve apostles if they also want to leave him. Peter answers Jesus, saying, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and come to know, that you are the Holy One of God”. I also […]

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