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Desiring God!

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I like John Piper teaching and I love reading his many books. His latest book Desiring God is a book with a very basic concept of Christianity that many seem to have missed. In which he expresses as a logical syllogism:

Humans desire happiness and pleasure. God's being is the source of all happiness and pleasure. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to pursue God wholeheartedly.
John Piper calls this concept Christian hedonism, and his main statement is, "God is most glorified in me when I am most satisfied in Him."

Why is it that we so often attribute undesirable qualities to God, but we also recognize that He commands us to desire Him?

This won't work. Humans are not wired to want someone who harms them or treats them badly. We are wired to desire those who are desirable to us in some way. God made us. It would have been ridiculous for Him to command us to do something that can't be done.

Instead, "We love because he first loved us." - 1 John 4:19

I think I…