How Does the Fact that Joy Is a Free Gift of God Relate to Our Responsibility to Have It?

21 Nov

Quote from John Piper’s book, When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy.

Available for free here in pdf format at Desiring God ministries.

How does the fact that joy is a free gift of God relate to our responsibility to have it? One of the reasons we experience joy in God as spontaneous is that it’s a gift. And one of the reasons we must fight for it is that we are responsible to have it. So the questions are virtually the same: How do we fight for something that is spontaneous? And, what can we do to obtain a totally free gift? This entire book is meant as an answer to that question… (p. 40)


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