Sunday, October 12, 2014

Philippians 2:13-15 -- On Murmuring

"For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;"Philippians 2:13-15

This is huge.  No murmuring and disputing in ALL things?  That is God's will and his good pleasure.  Apparently we need to be examples of not whining. :)  I'm a little worried about my salvation at this point, I have to say.  Not that I whine constantly, but I do grumble a little at work, and get into arguments occasionally about how we should do it another way.  ... But God makes a good point here.  That isn't setting a very good example, and there are better ways to present alternatives than the way that I sometimes do.
Today, let's try to find a better path rather than murmur or dispute... especially about the things of God, but really about anything.  Let's work on being blameless and harmless, and on shining as good examples of servants of God.  Not saying it will be easy.  I think that we get that whine/complain thing pretty ingrained into us sometimes... but today, let's try to go the whole day without disputing or murmuring about anything.  Instead, let's give thanks for what we have, and for God's abundant goodness. :)

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