Everyone of us does it from time to time. We open our mouths and let black sludge ooze out. We say things under our breath that reek of week-old diapers left in a hot garbage can in McKinney Texas in August. Although the reasons may vary, we all commit this embarrassing act called grumbling.
Scripture warns against grumbling and arguing. The apostle Paul says:
Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without blemish though you live in a crooked and perverse society, in which you shine as lights in the world (Phil 2:14-15 NET)
Notice the reason for not grumbling: so that…
A) you may be blameless
B) you may be pure
C) you may be children of God without blemish
D) you may be light in the world
Let’s not grumble or argue this week. Let’s let the Spirit guide our conversations and attitude. He is living water that can cleanse our mouths and speech. He brings refreshment to our souls. He comforts us during smelly situations that reek of disrespect and betrayal. He will empower you to not grumble or argue. Let Him.