Images! Images! A scenic cityscape can be photographed in just the right light, enticing us to experience it first-hand. But what’s never portrayed is the crowding, smut and evil within it. The advertising world is extremely skilled at toying with our emotions. They simply project a series of images before us, whether they be pictures or brief videos—all those smiling faces leading us to believe that happiness is just around the corner if only we will try their product.
The constant bombardment of images seriously impacts our lives. It’s only natural to believe what we see and automatically incorporate it into our beliefs. This system is very powerful and thus takes real wisdom not to be captured by its deception. The Bible warns: “Look not at the worldly things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen… for the things which are not seen are eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18)