Disciplined Duty vs. the Lie of Legalism

Justin Taylor has posted an excerpt from John Piper about prayer that is both convicting and encouraging (as Piper is so often).  In it, he addresses the accusation that a disciplined, intentional prayer life is often dismissed as legalism, and nothing more than performing a duty.  Piper says “you can call it that”:

    • It’s a duty the way it’s the duty of a scuba diver to put on his air tank before he goes underwater.

    • It’s a duty the way pilots listen to air traffic controllers.

    • It’s a duty the way soldiers in combat clean their rifles and load their guns.

    • It’s a duty the way hungry people eat food.

    • It’s a duty the way thirsty people drink water.

It’s a challenging post that should spur us all on to develop this discipline; read the rest of it here.