“Missions is not first and ultimate; God is. …All of history is moving toward one great goal, the white hot worship of God and his Son among all the peoples of the earth. Missions is not that goal. It is the means. And for that reason it is the second greatest human activity in the world.”
“Missions is not God’s ultimate goal, worship is. When this sinks into a person’s heart everything changes. The world is often turned on its head. Everything looks different–including the missionary enterprise. The ultimate foundation for our passion to see God glorified is his own passion to be glorified. God is central in his own affections. There are no rivals for the supremacy of God’s glory in his own heart.”
“Missions is the overflow of our delight in God because missions is the overflow of God’s delight in being God. And the deepest reason why worship is the goal in missions is that worship is God’s goal. …If it is God’s goal, it must be our goal.”
“Missions flows from the fulness of God and it aims at the participation of the nations in the very passion that he has for himself (cf. John 15:11; 17:13, 26; Matt 25:21, 23). The power of the missionary enterprise is to be caught up into God’s fuel and God’s goal. And that means being caught up in worship.”
From Let the Nations Be Glad, 1993 by John Piper
Today’s Missional Challenge
Join God in His mission so that He will be worshipped by all the nations!
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