Philippians 2:14
“Do all things without murmurings and disputings:”

Grumbling means to complain or protest in a bad-tempered way. This is a straight-forward, right down the middle of the road command in Scripture, “Do all things without grumbling or complaining.” The words that Paul uses, murmurings and disputings, mean just what they sound like, “grumbling” or “complaining”.

This sounds like an elementary Sunday School lesson until it comes down to everyday living. Perhaps the younger generations have a harder time with this than the older, but it is still difficult for anybody to follow through on this command. Do “all” things without grumbling and complaining. Perhaps it is a little easier for the older generation because they have lived long enough to realize, “Life is tough, just roll with the punches.” However, there is more to this than a surface-level principle to follow.

Life is difficult and tough, and many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the hope of the life to come is far greater than what we face here in this life. With this in mind, we know that God works all things to the good of those that love Him. Even the things we may not think are good, He works them out for our good. Therefore, the life of a Believer should be lived with the attitude that Christ has all things under control. Grumbling and complaining seem pretty petty when we look at life with this mindset.

Do all things without murmuring and disputing, not just because it's a good thing to do, but because of the hope we have in the Lord Jesus Christ, and with a trust that He has all things working to our good. It is a principle we apply to our flesh, but it is also an attitude that comes from the heart, “He has me in mind, even though this is not pleasant at the moment.”

55-0224 - “Water From The Rock”
I tell you, brother, as long as people argue, and complain, and grumble about their church affiliations and denomination, you’re still carnal, walking with carnal mind, like little ol’ kids. Why don’t you grow up and be a man once in a while? Look the overall picture. What difference does it make what church you belong to, as long as you’re a child of God? Not a bit.

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