Perhaps it’s because I am in my mid-ï¬fties as I write this, but whatever the reason, my mind defaults to thoughts about endurance these days. I want to ï¬nish well for the glory of Christ. I want to die well. But I have seen too much quitting and falling and failing to take anything for granted. “Let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall” (1 Corinthians 10:12).
–John Piper, Endurance (Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway, 2002), page 17