Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Complain and Remain

Phillipians 2:14 Do all things without grumbling and faultfinding and complaining and questioning and doubting.

The Bitter Waters of Marah
Ex 15:22-25
22 So Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea; then they went out into the Wilderness of Shur. And they went three days in the wilderness and found no water. 23 Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah. 24 And the people complained against Moses, saying, "What shall we drink?"

After the Israelites complained, God thought he would just send them around another trip of Mt. Sinai. Complaining about something keeps you walking in circles. Nothing is accomplished when you complain. You may feel some kind of justification in your feelings but nothing is really accomplished.

Complaining is a sin

Complaining words carry destructive power. Complaining destroys the joy of the one doing the complaining and can also affect other people who have to listen to them.

Complaining is like whistling for the devil. (Just like whistling for a dog) When you complain, you feel the need sometimes to make what is going in your eyes wrong, right. The enemy will hear and can come a cause division among you in your attempt to justify.

Complaining weakens. It can get your eyes of the goal and get you focused on a problem.

Life a life of no complaining. No one wins. Do all things without complaining.