It’s not easy to be content when things are going badly. What’s worse is that our society is structured in such a way as to promote all that is the exact opposite of contentment. If we listen to all the advertising or read all the columns we should never be satisfied with the way we look, the way we feel, the job we have, the house we live in or how much money we make. But this isn’t how the Bible thinks.
An Optical Illusion, Spiritually Speaking: Some things that seem so important to us now are really minor, fleeting things. Yet heaven, our real home and the place that gives life on earth its meaning, may hardly enter our thoughts. The closer things are much easier for us to focus on. They look bigger, but how important are they in light of eternity? In the section of Philippians, Paul explains how we can avoid falling for this trick that the world plays on our spiritual eyesight.