I'm trying to minister to a person who apparently has a very elementary grasp of Biblical truths. He's come from an environment that seems to have left him with lots of baggage that he struggles with and has problems over rejecting what's apparently been ground into his mind over a couple decades. We were discussing Paul's outlook on life as he expressed to the original audience of Philippians when we came across Paul's statement in 4:11 where he mentioned that whatever state he was in, he was content. Right away this person came up with the notion that therefore he didn't have to study or work to improve his knowledge and/or skills at his daily job, or any other aspect of his life. According to him, if he did so, that'd only prove to God that he wasn't content with the state in which he found himself to be!! I was kind of caught off guard at that remark because to me that isn't at all what this verse is trying to teach us. How do you explain something such as this to an apparent "babe in Christ" whose grasp of Biblical truths is, at best, extremely elementary without going into some heavy theological or philosophic discourse? I'd appreciate any suggestions you folks out there in BB Land can offer.