The Bible tells of prophets who "err in vision, they stumble in judgment" (Isa_28:7) and of those who "find no vision from the Lord" (Lam_2:9). Christians are too often like the little boy living in East London who made his first visit to the country. He lay on the grass in the orchard and made a chain of daisies. The swallows flew across the sky.
"Look up, Jimmy. See the pretty birds flying through the air," called his mother. He looked up quickly and in a pitying tone, said, "Poor little birds; they haven't got no cages, have they?"
East London had dwarfed Jimmy's vision. So it is with many professing Christians. They become so occupied with the paltry things of earth that they scorn those who place their affections on things above.