Proverbs 10:24 says, “What the wicked dreads will come upon him, but the desire of the righteous will be granted.” John Bunyan writes in The Desire of the Righteous Granted that believers desire (1) Desires that may be accomplished or enjoyed in this life, and (2) Desires that can only be accomplished or enjoyed in eternity.
Those that may be accomplished or enjoyed in this life that believers desire:
- They desire now communion with God.
- The liberty of the enjoyment of his holy ordinances.
Those that may be only accomplished or enjoyed in eternity:
- They desire that presence of their Lord which is personal.
- They desire to be in that country where their Lord personally is.
What does it mean that God grants these things to his people? Bunyan gives us five explanations: [Read more…]