John Piper recently gave a humble farewell to Bethlehem Baptist Church, and he began with a quote from G.K. Chesterton, an author with a penchant for poignant, pithy quotes:
“The only way to enjoy even a weed is to feel unworthy even of a weed.”
To put it another way, nothing can truly be enjoyed without humble gratitude.
Gratitude dies when humility dies, and for the human race, humility died a long time ago.
“For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools...”(Romans 1:21-22)