Our Plague

Timeless truths from Philippians 2:14.

What is the most neglected verse in the Bible? Or maybe we could ask it this way: what clear commandment in the Bible is most often disobeyed?

Many come to mind but the truth is Philippians 2:14 plagued Israel after the 10 Plagues (yes, that is unseemly timed pun) and it plagues Christians in America. We are a grumbling group.

Now, I’m not setting myself on a pedestal looking down at the “others.” Nope, we all are guilty as sin and it is sin to violate this clear commandment. Grumbling!

It is so easy to grumble. But it isn’t so much the words of grumbling, it is the heart that is discontent. Grumbling flows from sour heart. The mouth produces that which fills the heart. Oh dear Jesus, may I go through this day and be grateful! May I be content with what you give me. May I trust you to provide and be grateful.

I am deeply convicted about this as I listen to “us” talk. We grumble about this and that while we seem unaware that if we got what we deserved, it would be hell. Literally!

Everyday, join me in this commitment: Today Lord, by your grace I will be grateful and avoid grumbling.

“Do all things without grumbling or disputing;” Philippians‬ ‭2:14‬ ‭NASB‬‬

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