The future “whens” of life are a temporary fix to an eternal problem – as soon as one “when” is realized, another pops up to take its place. If we do not keep future “whens” in check, they will become idols and keep us from present joy in the Lord.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS
- Read and discuss Philippians 3:7-11. What do these verses tell you about man? What do they tell you about Jesus?
- “The ‘whens’ of life are a temporary fix to an eternal problem.” What does this mean? How do you see this play out in the context of life around you (society, culture)? Do you see this at work in your own life?
- How do striving after future “whens” show a lack of contentment with what God has already provided?
- How is the Gospel the solution to these issues?