Don’t Waste Your Life

John Piper wrote an excellent book entitled, “Don’t Waste Your Life.” The aim of the book is to call us all to consider our lives and the little time that we have and not waste it with trivial pursuits. Desiring God has done a great job at providing accessories to help pound this point home to us.

We have purchased several of them to help teach this vital lesson to our children. One of them is a poster, showing a bunch of “stuff,” cars, homes, boats, animals, tools, electronics, furniture, etc. Boldly placed in the picture are the words, “DON’T WASTE YOUR LIFE.”  The idea of the poster is that we shouldn’t waste our life on the trivial items of the world.  On the poster is written the following, …

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field.  When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he hand and bought that field” (Matthew 13:44).

“Jesus saves from the American dream.”

“When you put your trust in Christ, your bondage to the world and its overpowering lure is broken. You are a corpse to the world, and the world is a corpse to you. The world is no longer your treasure. It’s not the source of your life or your satisfaction or your joy. Christ is.”

We have hung such posters in the rooms of our teenagers. We have also given them t-shirts with the same message on them. We hope that the message penetrates us all.

2 thoughts on “Don’t Waste Your Life

  1. I was wondering where you found the poster to purchase. I am looking for it, but can’t seem to find where to buy it online? Thanks for your help!

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