Do All Things Without Complaining and Disputings

“Do all things without complaining and disputings:” (Philippians 2:14)

Complaining is a sign of ingratitude.  God delivered his people from their Egyptian bondage.  Later, they complained against Moses, saying they had better food back in Egypt (Exodus 16:1-3).  “Why,” they wondered, “did Moses take us into the wilderness to die of hunger?”  Would they have complained had they been truly thankful for God freeing them from their slavery in Egypt?

Second, complaining is discouraging to others.  The apostle Paul wrote, “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers” Ephesians 4:29.

Third, complaining is un-Christ-like.  Christ bore the suffering of the cross without complaining. I Peter 2:21-24.  He left us an example, that we should walk in his steps.

Today, I will do my very best to refrain from complaining!