Complaining and Murmuring : KJV – King James Version – Bible Verse List. “Neither murmur ye, as some of them [ancient Israelites] also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.” “Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins? Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.Aug 3, 2015
Good morning everyone, or whatever time it is for you right now!
I have heard a good sermon from my husbands Pastor friend Doug Helton of Calvary Baptist Church in Iowa. It had more than one message in it, but the main message was about how we all at times will complain when we should be giving thanks to our beloved GOD for all things. See the Pastors video below.
It is an easy habit to get into to complain, and a very hard one to get out of. Babies, Children, Teens, and Adults in all stages of life complain. Without a second thought to it. Not realizing we should not be doing it or are doing it.
We are blessed by GOD’s by will of the things HE has given us. As you read this blog, you are blessed. You have the life GOD gave you, healthy enough to be able to read the blog, the ability to read, to see it, and to understand it, to have the equipment that allows you to read this blog along with having the internet service. So that alone is at least 7 blessings right there! (add a smiley face here.)
So let’s continue to count our blessings each day. You will see GOD as been blessing you all the while.
With complaining, we will at times only see the annoying thing(s) 1st and not the true loving blessings that our GOD has given us. Our GOD does not like that from us to have this mindset. It is like when our earthly Dad will cook a good meal and when were hungry. It was a nice plate of veggies, grains and protein with some freshly squeezed juice with ice in it. Then we complain that the ice was too cold or not cold enough in the juice!
We all complain at times, and we complain about other people complaining! When you are around people who complain and you are trying not to, and you hear their complaints it can rub off on you. So then it can have you pick up their bad habits of complaining and not even realize it too. This is something the Bible will mention in these scripture below about us complaining.
Bible verses related to Complaining from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance
- Philippians 2:14 – Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
Ephesians 4:29 – 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.
James 5:9 – Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.
1 Peter 4:9 – Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 – In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Numbers 11:1-4 – And [when] the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard [it]; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed [them that were] in the uttermost parts of the camp. (Read More…)
1 Corinthians 10:10 – Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
Exodus 16:8 – And Moses said, [This shall be], when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the LORD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against him: and what [are] we? your murmurings [are] not against us, but against the LORD.
Philippians 4:11-12 – Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, [therewith] to be content. (Read More…)
Philippians 2:12-16 – Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. (Read More…)
Romans 12:2 – And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Psalms 106:25 – But murmured in their tents, [and] hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD.
Isaiah 53:7 – He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
Philippians 2:14-16 – Do all things without murmurings and disputings: (Read More…)
Proverbs 17:22 – A merry heart doeth good [like] a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Numbers 21:4-6 – And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way. (Read More…)
As I had thought about the message, I want to challenge myself as not to complain, or when it is at all possible to walk away from a person politely when they are complaining or point out the good in what they are talking about. Such as if they have an issues like the child did with the meal mentioned above…..I could say “at least you have ice. “The drink would not be cool without any ice at all.”
GOD knows what we need and we need to accept the current blessings so we will get more each day. Enjoy your day, and challenge yourself as to train your thoughts on not to complain but to give thanks to our GOD for all that HE gives us at all times. Stay in prayer as you go through your day to avoid complaining, because it will be very hard/impossible not to have the LORD in it to help you.
Praise and glory be to YOU dear beloved FATHER GOD at all times now and to and through all of eternity long!
May you all have a blessed day, please pass this blog forward with the words of GOD in it to others so they will be blessed as well too. Pass it forward! Stay blessed and know that our GOD loves us all!