Tuesday, August 30, 2016
The Sin of Discontent
How many times do you find yourself excusing your bad attitude in the midst of trials or when things don’t go your way? If so-and-so hadn’t done this, or if such-and-such was more like that, then everything would be fine. But circumstances will never be perfectly suited to your tastes and preferences. No one’s life is free of trouble, concern, and disappointment in this sin-stained world. We’re all going to suffer.
Monday, August 29, 2016
Be Satisfied with Little
Our Western affluence is a double-edged sword. The technological advances and creature comforts that come with it are certainly a great blessing. But too often, that blessing is abused as we are swept up in the quest for more, bigger, and better. In a culture dominated by rampant consumerism, contentment is one thing that’s hard to find. And when your contentment is contingent upon satisfying all your desires, it becomes an ever-moving target.