This is the Essence of Evil

So preferring the pleasures of money or power or fame or sex over the “pleasures at [God’s] right hand” (Psalm 16:11) is not like preferring caramel to hot fudge.  It is a great evil, indeed it is the ultimate meaning of evil.  Esteeming God less than anything is the essence of evil.

– Piper, John; When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy; copyright 2004; Crossway Books; Wheaton, Il.; p. 34

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