Spurgeon on Suffering, via Piper

This is taken from Reformissionary:

John Piper’s verbal biographies are wonderful. I’m listening again to his bio of Spurgeon and just had to throw up a few quotes. They are rocking me today in the midst of all the stuff our family is going through. Here’s the Piper audio, and the manuscript [1995].

It would be a very sharp and trying experience to me to think that I have an affliction which God never sent me, that the bitter cup was never filled by his hand, that my trials were never measured out by him, nor sent to me by his arrangement of their weight and quantity.


I dare say the greatest earthly blessing that God can give to any of us is health, with the exception of sickness … If some men, that I know of could only be favoured with a month of rheumatism, it would, by God’s grace mellow them marvelously.

2 Responses to “Spurgeon on Suffering, via Piper”

  1. 1 Michael Acidri

    Those are great quotes by the way. Just as a side issue, following Pipers recent alliances (a.k.a Warren) it just makes me feel vulnerable or even cautious being edified by Piper. Not that I consider him a rank heretic or any thing. I just seem to have seen a side of him that I should not have seen. Aside that panders to other aspirations rather than the gospel. Though I must say I will always treasure the lessons abut God I have learnt through his ministry.

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    I feel the same not only about his interview with Warren but also his Pat Robertson-like commentary where he makes wild comments on tornadoes, book authors and other various things. I thought he would be more humble after his sabbatical but then he comes back and does some crazy stuff.

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