Friday, December 02, 2005

Murmuring and Disputing.

Do all things without murmurings and disputings. That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; (Phil 2:14-15)

Disputing-
Now what would you think if you saw two people fighting and yelling? What would your first thoguht be? Or maybe they are just bickering. My first thought would be " Oh they are very Christ-like aren't they?" I have been guilty of this just here recently. Not fighting, but bickering with my brother. We did not look very Christ-like that day. Vs. 15 says that we are to be blameless, and vs 14 says to do ALL things without murmurings and disputings. We are to be a light to the world, even if we are in the church and start to bicker, we are to still be the light in the church.

Murmuring-
How many of us when we are told to do something actually do it without saying "Do I have too?" or "Why can't this person do it?". I know that I am guilty of this thing as well. This when used alot it becomes a daily routine and you can do nothing but murmur and complain. This can go away with much prayer and practice, but you have to want to be willing to change it.
I told my mom while I was writing this that I had never been bit so hard! I have found myself SO guilty of these. I hope that it helps you like it helped me!

3 comments:

Momma said...

We are all guilty of these things at one time or another. We are human and the Lord understands that but you are right...it is not Christ-like conduct and God wants us to change it in our lives. This is a good post and it has served as a reminder to me. Although there are times I may not murmur or complain out loud...sometimes I am doing it in my heart. This is just as wrong as actually saying it. May God help us all through prayer to change this area in our lives!! It certainly doesn't please and honor Him.

Bro Tim said...

A very good post and I have been guilty of doing both. We all have times that we murmur in our heart if not out loud, and you are very we are to be the light of Christ in church and out of church. The more we grow in Christ the last we will want do these things in our life.

Jessica said...

Amen! What a great post. We've all been guilty of this! But it is good to know that it's not just me (we all are flesh), and we have a Savior that will forgive and help us to not do it again. Love ya, Jessica