Do everything without grumbling or arguing. Philippians 2:14
And just after that? The twelve spies checked out the land God promised them - and ten of them whined and complained about those they needed to conquer to get the land. The result? Forty years of wandering in the desert.
And it all comes from lack of gratitude. The Israelites had been freed from slavery, saved from their captors, given God's Word, been selected as the Lord's chosen people, and many, many other things too numerous to mention. And instead of looking at what they had - they focused on what they didn't.
I don't know about you, but I can relate. Big time. Especially over the past few weeks. My blessings abound, but still I complain. I have so very much, yet all I can think about is what I lack. It's downright shameful.
Thank You, Lord, for showing me how much my heart imitates the children of Israel - those folks I shake my head at, and ask how they could possibly complain among their blessings. How indeed?
Count your blessings, not your deprivations. Quit your complaining, and remember all you have to be thankful for.
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