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Driving out Discontentment

"Life isn’t like the movies — even Christian movies! Fantasies of never-ending romance, relative comfort, money without work, happiness without effort, fellowship without vulnerability, peace without Christ are ultimately impossible in this world.

The Bible enters our minds in disruptive boldness. It states our desires are at war within us (Jas 4:1) because we want things and never receive them because we ask wrongly to spend it on sinful pleasures (Jas 4:3). Discontentment drives us insane — so insane we act irrationally (Gen 3). This is why men look at pornography, women leave their husbands, children rage against their parents until families are destroyed, and jobs are lost."

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