God-Belittling Sin and the God-Exalting Work of the Spirit

What is sin? My brother posts John Piper’s answer:

It is the glory of God not honored.
The holiness of God not reverenced.
The greatness of God not admired.
The power of God not praised.
The truth of God not sought.
The wisdom of God not esteemed.
The beauty of God not treasured.
The goodness of God not savored.
The faithfulness of God not trusted.
The commandments of God not obeyed.
The justice of God not respected.
The wrath of God not feared.
The grace of God not cherished.
The presence of God not prized.
The person of God not loved.

That is sin.

What does God do about it? He takes the weight of deserved wrath upon himself in his Son and then sends the Spirit to completely transform our hearts. We begin to hate sin and treasure Christ. So, what is the work of the Spirit in us, which has already begun and will be complete when Jesus returns?

It is the glory of God honored.
The holiness of God reverenced.
The greatness of God admired.
The power of God praised.
The truth of God sought.
The wisdom of God esteemed.
The beauty of God treasured.
The goodness of God savored.
The faithfulness of God trusted.
The commandments of God obeyed.
The justice of God respected.
The wrath of God feared.
The grace of God cherished.
The presence of God prized.
The person of God loved.

That’s the work of the Spirit in us.

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