Successful Hypocrisy

John Piper, in A Hunger for God, comments, “If the reward you aim at in fasting is the admiration of others, that is what you will get, and that will be all you get. In other words, the danger of hypocrisy is that it is so successful. It aims at the praise of men, and it succeeds. But that’s all.”

Contributed by: Jim Luthy

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