John Piper, Desiring God, p.60 | “When every human being stands before God on the Day of judgment, God would not have to use one sentence of Scripture to show us our guilt and the appropriateness of our condemnation. He would only need to ask three questions:
1. Was it not plain in nature that everything you had was a gift and that you were dependent on your Maker for life and breath and everything?
2. Did not the judicial sentiment in your own heart always hold other people guilty when they lacked gratitude they should have had in response to a kindness you performed?
3. Has your life been filled with gratitude and trust towards Me in proportion to My generosity and authority?
(HT: Symphony of Scripture)