Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Satan enslaves people in two ways. One way is with the misery and suffering that comes from making us think there is no good God worth trusting. The other way is with pleasure and prosperity, making us think we have all we need so that God is irrelevant. To be freed from this bondage we must repent. We must confess that God is good and trustworthy. We must confess that the pleasures and prosperity of life do not compare to the worth of God. But satan hates repentance and does all he can to prevent it. That is his bondage.
---John Piper, Suffering and the Sovereignty of God