How a Saint Spends a Sabbatical

“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
1 Corinthians 10:31

In this article, Pastor John Piper explains how he spent his 5-month sabbatical. I was encouraged in a number of ways to learn how a father in the faith, a mature man in Christ, spent his time off. Check it out for real-life examples of:

  • family worship
  • personal devotion
  • Godward sightseeing
  • thankfulness to God and others (and God for others)
  • a God-centered view of history
  • a God-centered, church-helping view of scholarship and writing
  • balanced reading across many genres
  • dates with the wife and time with the family

Many would consider a sabbatical to be a vacation. It wasn’t for Pastor John; he didn’t waste his sabbatical.


About B Treece
loved by God before I ever loved Him, saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone by the authority of the Bible alone to the glory of God alone, made to enjoy Him forever, happily married with wonder-filled children.

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