“It is a great advantage to be wise. Wisdom is different from mere knowledge of the facts. Some very wise people have little formal education. And some very educated people, who know many facts, are not wise. Wisdom is the insight and sense of how to live in a way that accomplishes the goals for which we were made: the glory of God and the good of man. And since glorifying God involves delighting in God, and the good of man involves sharing our joy in God, therefore wisdom is the only path to deep and lasting joy.” -- John Piper in When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy
John Piper retired last Lord’s Day after 33 years as pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis.