Denken als Quelle für Anbetung und Dienst für die Welt

Thinking is one of the important ways that we put the fuel of knowledge on the fires of worship and service to the world. (15)

(T)he mind serves to know the truth that fuels the fires of the heart. (36)

John Piper beschreibt die Rolle des Denkens in seinem Dienst wie folgt:

“As I mused,” says the psalmist, “the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue” (Ps. 39:3). Musing. Brooding. Pondering. Thinking. That has been for me the pathway to seeing and savoring and singing and speaking—and staying. Year after year, this has been my work—prayer-saturated, Spirit-dependent thinking about what God has revealed of himself to provide fuel for passion and preaching. (27)