Life as a Vapor
31 Meditations for Your Faith
In these thirty-one meditations, John Piper will connect you to a fresh understanding of God and a renewed relationship with Him. You’ll find your faith stirred to make every day count for Christ when you consider life as a vapor.
Story Behind the Book:
Time is precious. We are fragile. Life is short. Eternity is long. Every minute counts. Oh, to be a faithful steward of the breath God has given me. Three texts resound in my ears:
“Redeem the time.” (Ephesians 5:16 )
“It is required of stewards that one be found trustworthy.” (1 Corinthians 4:2)
“His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.” (1 Corinthians 15:10 ).
Surely God means for our minutes on earth to count for something significant. Paul said, “In the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain.” (Philippians 2:16). In the same way, I have good hope from the Lord that my “labor is not in vain in the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 15:58 ).
About the Author
John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for 33 years as the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God, Don’t Waste Your Life, This Momentary Marriage, A Peculiar Glory, and Reading the Bible Supernaturally.