- When we argue and/or complain we are showing our “me attitudes”.
- Our light is dimmed by our perverse choices.
- As children of the King, we are held to a higher standard.
- This world is so perverse (warped) Believers will stand out.
- Complaining and arguing are sins.
As I worked through the five sentences I was once again convicted of my own sin. As modern Christians we tend not to see arguing, complaining, grumbling… as sins. Discontent is evident everywhere. In our homes, our jobs, our churches, relationships,… someone is always complaining about something.
It doesn’t have to be that way. We can (and must) make a conscious choice to stop the animosity. Both the Old and the New Testament tell us to love our neighbors. (see Luke 10:27 and Leviticus 19:18) Are we being loving when we’re constantly complaining about something or someone? I think not! Make the right choice. Quit complaining.
Blessings to you and yours!
I was quite surprised to see that Christianity Today had researched and compiled a list of the top ten most shared verses of 2014. According to this article two Bible verses are shared, through social media, around the world every second. (YouVersion is the statistical base for this list.)
Does it surprise you that John 3:16 didn’t make the cut? Remember this is verses shared. I suggest that this verse is such a basic part of the Believer’s knowledge base that knowing it is like breathing. We don’t think about it unless we need too. YouVersion did report John 3:16 as the Most Searched Verse of 2014.
As I read through the list I noticed I knew many of these from memory…interesting. How about you? Did you consider this a list of already known verses from seeing the book, chapter and verse?
Blessings on blessings to you and yours!
I’ve really been spending a lot of time searching my heart for what God really wants of my life. This has really caused me some restless nights and a lack of peace. I have followed through with leaving my career as an educator, knowing He was very clearly speaking to me about this. As for what’s next…I am still praying on that. I know he will make it very clear when He’s ready and not until He’s ready. I love you all and covet (I know I’m breaking one of the Commandments but I think He really understands this) your comments and prayers. I am so blessed by you.In several of the churches I attended as a child (We moved a LOT!) the pastor would use the words of Philippians 4:7 (And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.) as a benediction. To this day, when I hear these words an indescribable blanket of peace settles over me. Paul uses these words to describe the blessing we receive when we rejoice in the Lord, are gentle in our relationships, give our worries to the Lord, pray and give thanks for everything. When we obey and give in, through, and too His Name, peace is indeed ours.
Ah, Lord, God, let the peace that escapes our understanding invade our lives today. Let us see it, feel it, and show it to the world around us. Make it so!