Author Stephen Atlrogge says that there’s a conspiracy affecting every person who has ever lived. A conspiracy between the world, our hearts, and Satan himself to steal our joy. Together they breed discontentment with our possessions, relationships, jobs, and circumstances.
- The world lies to us. It tells us we’ll be happy if we buy more things, have more fun, drink more beer, purchase a bigger house, climb the career latter, stay single, get married. The world makes big, fat, promises of immediate pleasure.
- Satan lies to us. He says God is holding good back from us, that he doesn’t want us to be happy, and that if God really loved us – we wouldn’t be sick, struggle financially, etc. Satan slanders God’s character and goodness. He’s happy as long as we’re not happy in God.
- Our hearts play along with the world and with Satan. It tells me I need to have certain things and I need them now. A new TV, a salary bump, a house, children, to be married, etc.
In The Greener Grass Conspiracy, Altrogge helps us battle discontentment with the central truths of the gospel.
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