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Don’t Waste Your Life: A 5-Day Devotional

This article is part of the ESV.org Reading Plans series.

Life Is Short

Time is fleeting and we will have to answer for how we’ve spent our days on earth. Beyond the legacy that you’ll leave for your family, what gospel difference will your life have made in the world?

In Don’t Waste Your Life, John Piper says:

The unwasted life is based on the discovery that our deepest joy and God’s beautiful majesty reach their apex together. There is a warning. The path of God-exalting joy will cost you your life. Jesus said, “Whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it” (Mark 8:35). In other words, it is better to lose your life than to waste it. If you live gladly to make others glad in God, your life will be hard, your risks will be high, and your joy will be full.

Don't Waste Your Life

John Piper

In this redesigned best-selling book, John Piper makes a passionate plea to the next generation to not waste their lives, but to live wholeheartedly for Christ. 

A 5-Day Devotional

This free devotional adapted from John Piper’s book Don’t Waste Your Life makes a passionate plea to avoid the dangers of a wasted life, and calls us to take risks and make sacrifices that matter for eternity.

To start the devotional via your browser or as a daily email, simply visit esv.org today!


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