“CHRIST DIED TO GIVE US OUR HEART’S DESIRE: GOD
Saving faith is the cry of a new creature in Christ. And the newness of the new creature is that it has a new taste. What was once distasteful or bland is now craved. Christ Himself has become a Treasure Chest of holy joy. The tree of faith grows only in the heart that craves the supreme gift that Christ died to give: not wealth, not prestige—but God! Test yourself here. There are many professing Christians who delight in God’s gifts, but not God. Would you want to go to heaven if God were not there, only His gifts?
‘Christ…suffered once for sins…that he might bring us to God’ (1 Peter 3:18). “Through him we…have access in one Spirit to the Father” (Ephesians 2:18). ‘Through him we have…obtained access by faith into this grace…and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God…We…rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ’ (Romans 5:2, 11).”
-John Piper “Desiring God: Meditations of A Christian Hedonist”
Simply put, it’s an acquired taste—ignorant, immature people won’t readily appreciate or understand its value.