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Topic: Whine (05/23/13)
TITLE: Piss and Moan
By Dawn Winston
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Philippians 2:14, “Do all things without grumbling or questioning.”
What does God say about complaining? Don’t do it. 1 Corinthians 10:10 “Nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer.” And again in James 5:9, “Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door.”
From Adam and Eve on, we have whined about God’s provisions. “God won’t let us eat from this tree. Why not?” “This woman you put here with me, she tempted me and I ate.” Kvetching from the very beginning, we showed our lack of faith and ungratefulness.
Throughout Israel’s history God warns about complaining, and Israel ever whined about God’s plans for her often. Why do we complain? We do not trust God . Philippians 4:11-12, Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.”
My topic of complaint has been, for twenty five long years, my marriage. Surely the Lord and anyone else within earshot would know and understand why I moan, poor little old me. But one day my husband commented on my new shirt. I realized he has never noticed any new clothes or any other new purchase made by me for all this long time. With a new found grateful heart I realized, I am the luckiest woman in the world. Thanks be to God!
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