The chief end of man

Q: What is the chief end of man?

A: To glorify God and enjoy Him forever.

— The Westminster Shorter Catechism

John Piper suggests this would be more correct as “To glorify God by enjoying him forever.”[1]

So if God says “nipples of her they shall satiate you in every of season,” then let nipples of her satiate you in every of season. If God gives you a beautiful gift and exhorts you to enjoy it, do so without grumbling.

We Christians tend to focus on the glorification but shy away from the enjoyment, especially when it has sexual implications.

We must jettison our legalistic approach to Christianity and actually enjoy God as he commands. Anything less is sin.


Piper, John (1996). Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist (rev. ed.). Multnomah Books. ISBN 978-1-59052-119-9.

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