Complaining is a sin

11th July 2017
SUN WORSHIP
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By Sun Reporter - Reporter


Psalm 104; “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.” Despite the challenges, disappointments and pains we experience in our lives, God expects us to be thankful in all circumstances.

In Ephesians 4:29, the apostle Paul instructs us not to use any foul language. At one time, I didn’t realize that this included complaining, but I have learned that murmuring and complaining pollute our lives. Plain and simple, complaining is a sin!

It causes many people a great deal of problems in their lives and destroys the joy of any more listening. We need to ask ourselves how quick we are to become impatient and begin to complain when stuck in traffic or while waiting in checkout lines in grocery stores or department stores. How quick are we to spot and point out all the faults of our friends or family members?

Do we complain about our job when we should be thanking God that we have one? The best antidote for complaining is thanksgiving. Truly thankful people do not complain. They are too busy being grateful for all the good things they have that they have no time to notice the things they could complain about. The bible says we are to enter his gates with thanksgiving; we have to be thankful all day long. Try going to bed at night pondering everything you have to be thankful for. Let it be the first thing you do in the morning.

Thank God for the little things you might otherwise want to take for granted: things like parking place; waking up in time for work’; a meal or even your family. Keep at it until you have developed new habits and you are living with an attitude of gratitude. Be generous with your gratitude. It will sweeten your relationship with God. Prayer: God I want to live with an attitude of gratitude. Help me see the positive things in life and to thank you for them. AMEN




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