Desire For and Delight in God’s Word Are Inseparable

Yes, the Word of God is desired sometimes because it is not present and we would like to read it or hear it.  But it is also true that when it is present and enjoyed, there is also in that very moment a desire for more of the Word and for a fuller understanding and enjoyment of the Word.  And even when the Word is absent, the desire for it is also a form of delight in it.  There is delight by memory and a delight by anticipation.  So desire for and delight in God’s Word are inseparable.

– Piper, John; When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy; copyright 2004; Crossway Books; Wheaton, Il.; p. 27

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