John Piper upon entering his 8th decade

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Turning 69 earlier this month, which soberingly means entering my seventieth year and eighth decade, makes me tremble with joyful eagerness not to waste my life.

As the year and the decade turn, I have been thinking about Jesus’ final words, “Teach [all the nations] to observe all that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:20).

Not just to know what I commanded, but to observe it — obey it, do it. The last command of the Lord was, “Teach the nations in such a way that they obey me.”

So I invite you to follow me as I meditate on not wasting my life in view of this final command…..

Read John Piper’s essay in its entirety here – The Eighth Decade of Life and the Ultimate Purpose of God

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