30 December 2020
Grumble, Grumble, Grumble – Part 8
As leaders and disciples of God, we are commanded to do all things without complaining and disputing. In this series, we are going to look at different instances in Scripture where complaining caused major problems for the people of God. It is vital that we practice thankfulness as believers, being thankful and resisting complaining keeps our relationship with the Lord fervent and our faith strong and active.
Complaining people have taken their eyes off of Christ, thankful people keep their eyes on the Word so they are excited about God delivering them in every trial of life.
Philippians 2:14 Do all things (daily, whole) without complaining and disputing, NKJV
Part 8 – In Exodus 16 we see that the children of Israel began to complain against Moses and Aaron, as we look into this passage we see that God took their complaining personally. God hears when we complain. The second thing we see is that the word complain in Hebrew means to stop or stay permanently. Complaining causes us to stop our progress right where we are in the plan of God. As Paul by Holy Spirit declares to us in 1 Cor. 9 “I discipline my body and bring it into subjection.” Complaining is a fleshly activity, but by the power of the resurrection of Christ within us, we can live a life free of all complaining and disputing.