But if they don’t, basically those same things will be bad… very bad. Really, really bad.
What occurred to me is that when you’re obeying and in fellowship w/ God, everything is fine… even if it isn’t. Paul was fine in prison – He had God.
But when you are far from Him, everything seems bad regardless of the material things. I always remember one time when I had everything I wanted (at the time) – I remember thinking “I have a guitar, a car,… why am I miserable?” It was b/c I was far from God. It didn’t matter what I had if I didn’t have a good relationship with Him.