“Nor should we complain as some of them did, and were killed by the destroyer.” – 1 Cor. 10:10
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Do you ever catch yourself complaining? It could be about the weather, the temperature in the office, another person, or some circumstance in your life. It’s easy to do if we’re not purposely conscious of it.
The Bible says we are to “do all things without complaining or disputing” (Php 2:14). That means at work on our jobs, at home, and out in the community in long lines at the grocery store, we are not to complain.
That seems tough to do; people have been complaining for the longest. The Israelites complained against Moses (Ex. 15:24; 16:2-3; 17:2-3). Jonah complained to God (Jonah 4). And the Jews complained about Jesus (John 6:41).
It appears to be difficult to not complain because we can all find a lot of things about which to complain. It’s easy to find fault and flaws. What takes more effort is finding good and applauding it.
Remember when Martha complained to Jesus about Mary not helping her. Martha was distracted with many tasks while Mary sat at the feet of Jesus listening to what He had to say (Luke 10:38-40).
Jesus told her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part which will not be taken away from her (Luke 10:41-42).
Instead of complaining and worrying about things that complaining won’t change anyway, we need to concern ourselves with what Jesus is saying to us in His Word.
What if when we catch ourselves complaining or about to complain, we think about a Bible verse or say a quick prayer of thanksgiving to God instead? We are commanded to do everything without complaining, so we have to work at it.
It’s not wise to complain (Ecc. 7:10). Besides, whatever we’re complaining about, someone else is probably dealing with a lot worse. If we stop to think about it and count our blessings, we’ll see that the good outweighs the bad.
Let’s make the choice to make it through this day, and every day, without complaining.
“In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” -1 Thess. 5:17
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