John Piper Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old john piper quotes, john piper sayings, and john piper proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Grace is not simply leniency when we have sinned. Grace is the enabling gift of God not to sin. Grace is power, not just pardon.     

John Piper

God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.     

John Piper

Feeling loved by God means feeling glad not only that he crushed his son so that I can be forgiven, but that he's crushing everything that takes away from my praising of the glory of his grace.     

John Piper

God tests His people through hardship.     

John Piper

God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.     

John Piper

In all the setbacks of your life as a believer, God is plotting for your joy.     

John Piper

God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.      

John Piper

Worship is basically adoration, and we adore only what delights us. There is no such thing as sad adoration or unhappy praise.     

John Piper

The mind was designed not to defend what we want, but to discover what is ultimately true, which should shape our wants and satisfy them more deeply with God. The purpose of the mind is not to rationalize subjective preferences, but to recognize objective reality and to help the heart revel in God.     

John Piper

We belittle God when we go through the outward motions of worship and take no pleasure in His person.     

John Piper

The most dangerous thing in the world is the sin of self-reliance and the stupor of worldliness.     

John Piper

We look at life from the back side of the tapestry. And most of the time, what we see is loose threads, tangled knots and the like. But occasionally, God's light shines through the tapestry, and we get a glimpse of the larger design with God weaving together the darks and lights of existence.      

John Piper

Life is too short, too precious, too painful to waste on worldly bubbles that burst.     

John Piper

People don't enjoy salt. They enjoy what is salted. We are the salt of the earth. We do not exist for ourselves.     

John Piper

Preaching is the pastor's main work, and preaching is heart work, not just mental work.     

John Piper

Little hearts, little souls give little lusts big power. Big hearts give little lusts little power.     

John Piper

Redemption is not perfection. The redeemed must realize their imperfections.     

John Piper

Seeing & savoring Jesus Christ is the most important seeing and savoring you'll ever do.     

John Piper

The ultimate meaning of true womanhood is this: It is a distinctive calling of God to display the glory of his Son in ways that would not be displayed if there were no womanhood.     

John Piper

Christ is glorified in you when he is more precious to you than all that life can give or death can take.     

John Piper

God is on the move to rescue people from misery to everlasting happiness, which can only be found in him.     

John Piper

The rich fruit of spontaneity grows in the garden that is well tended by the discipline of schedule.     

John Piper

The one God has chosen unconditionally he keeps invincibly. Being and staying a believer is decisively of sovereign grace.     

John Piper