38 John Piper Quotes on the Life Not Wasted

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John Piper turned 70 this week. Throughout his long ministry, Dr. Piper has urged Christians to dig into the Bible. When we put together our free 10 day course on how to study the Bible, we drew on his work because its rich with Scriptural insight and is always tied closely to the biblical text. His prolific writing and preaching ministries have pushed all of us to go back to the Bible and to study it for ourselves.

No one could credibly claim that John Piper is wasting his life. To mark his birthday and celebrate a life not wasted, here are 38 of our favorite quotes from his influential book, Don’t Waste Your Life.

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Meditate on Scripture Every Day with This Free Tool

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” . . . his delight is in the Law of the Lord, and on his Law he meditates day and night.” (Psalm 1:2)

There’s a big difference between reading the Bible and truly meditating on it. Reading the Bible—even studying the Bible—can too often become passive. We absorb the information with little reflection on how it should impact our lives, or become so immersed in its exegetical details that we miss the heart of its message. One cure for this is active memorization; another is surrounding yourself with Scripture—finding repeated opportunities to engage with and meditate on the same passage of Scripture throughout the day.

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Why (and How) Protestants Should Study the Latin Vulgate

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Following the Council of Trent in the sixteenth century, the Latin Vulgate became the official Latin Bible of the Roman Catholic church—and that after centuries of dominance as the preferred Bible of the Western world. The Reformation revived interest in the original languages, and a slew of new translations followed. Following that, Protestantism largely left the Vulgate behind. But this ancient translation still has much to offer the serious student of the Bible, providing a unique glimpse into lost manuscripts undergirding modern translations, and illuminating how great theologians like John Calvin referenced Scripture.

I sat down with Andrew Curtis, a Latin-language editor at Faithlife and co-editor of the forthcoming The Lexham Latin-English Interlinear Vulgate BibleHe explained the history of the Vulgate, it’s importance for Bible study, and how Lexham’s new Interlinear opens up the Vulgate to anyone—even if they don’t know Latin.

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Click to Reveal Today’s Free Book for Advent!

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We’re celebrating Advent by giving away 24 resources, absolutely free! Click on the image above to reveal today’s featured resource. Check back every day for a new free book and beautiful art based on Christmas carols and hymns. Get your free book and Await the Wonder of Christ’s advent.

Get 70% off 871 Volumes from Bloomsbury

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During 12 Days of Logos, you can save on some amazing resources. That includes some of the most important theological and biblical works out there—like International Critical Commentary Series, volumes by Warren Wiersbe, and new classics like the N.T Wright Collection!

Today, we’re featuring a great deal on the Bloomsbury Bundle. For a limited time, you can get this definitive collection from Bloomsbury and its many publishing imprints for 70% off!. Here’s more about today’s featured resource.

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Click to Reveal Today’s Free Resource for Advent!

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We’re celebrating Advent by giving away 24 resources, absolutely free! Click on the image above to reveal today’s featured resource. Check back every day for a new free book and beautiful art based on Christmas carols and hymns. Get your free book and Await the Wonder of Christ’s advent.

Get the UBS Handbook Series for Half Off!

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During 12 Days of Logos, you can save on some amazing resources. That includes some of the most important theological and biblical works out there—like International Critical Commentary Series, volumes by Warren Wiersbe, and new classics like the N.T Wright Collection!

Today, we’re featuring a great deal on the UBS Handbooks seriesget it for half off! Here’s more about today’s featured resource.
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Click to Reveal Today’s Free Resource for Advent!

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We’re celebrating Advent by giving away 24 resources, absolutely free! Click on the image above to reveal today’s featured resource. Check back every day for a new free book and beautiful art based on Christmas carols and hymns. Get your free book and Await the Wonder of Christ’s advent.

Click to Reveal Today’s Free Resource for Advent!

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We’re celebrating Advent by giving away 24 resources, absolutely free! Click on the image above to reveal today’s featured resource. Check back every day for a new free book and beautiful art based on Christmas carols and hymns. Get your free book and Await the Wonder of Christ’s advent.

Click to Reveal Today’s Free Book for Advent!

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We’re celebrating Advent by giving away 24 resources, absolutely free! Click on the image above to reveal today’s featured resource. Check back every day for a new free book and beautiful art based on Christmas carols and hymns. Get your free book and Await the Wonder of Christ’s advent.