For me, this short, video snippet conveys a message sorely needed in our day. I find the popular brand of Christianity in the United States to be too naive in a very dangerous way. The over-emphasis on material wealth and prosperity fails to acknowledge the presence of pain and suffering. I see this as a breeding ground for offense at the Lord. Piper’s word remind me of the following passage:
“Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light” (Romans 13:11-12, ESV).
The following link takes one to Piper’s full-length sermon.