Lamentations 3:39 NKJV — Why should a living man complain, A man for the punishment of his sins?
No one has to teach a child to complain.
Mankind’s flesh seems bent on verbalizing those things that do not please.
Yet, how many circumstances which one feels the need to vent are not simply a consequence of sin?
At times, the occasion is caused by one’s own sin and at times, others.
Do we have the right to verbally air our grievances in the form of complaining?
Are we not equally guilty of sin?
After all, complaining does little to resolve anything, and is often a tool to divide.
Has anyone desired to spend more time with a person whose complaints are frequent?
Complaining tears down.
Lamentations 3:40 NKJV — Let us search out and examine our ways, And turn back to the LORD;
Instead of complaining, focus on God.
When our eyes are on Jesus, our reasons for complaining should disappear.
What is required more than salvation?
Jesus is our example in all things.
He spoke the truth in love.
He walked in the path given Him with joy.
Let’s follow His example.
Lamentations 3:41 NKJV — Let us lift our hearts and hands To God in heaven.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for this beautiful reminder to watch our attitudes and our words. Lord, as long as sin is part of this world, I know that I will struggle with complaining, but it’s not honorable before You and it doesn’t bring a blessing to anyone. Please, help me to speak the truth in love. Please help me to guard my heart and my lips, that I might not sin against You nor others. Please teach me how to replace complaining with thankfulness. Lord, I want to focus on You and not those things which are a result of sin. I lift my heart and hands to You. You are awesome, God! Thank You! I love You. Amen.