But Seeing the Glory of God is Not Our Ultimate Aim

But seeing the glory of God is not our ultimate aim.  Our ultimate aim is to glorify God by enjoying him forever.  If seeing did not produce savoring, God would not be glorified by our seeing.  Therefore the final goal in our hearts is the enjoyment of the glory of God, not just the seeing.  And the final goal in the universe is the fullest possible display of the glory of God.  That fullness comes to pass not only but mainly through the white-hot, joy-permeated worship of his people as they exult in the glory of his Son.

– Piper, John; When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy; copyright 2004; Crossway Books; Wheaton, Il.; p. 65-66

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