Why Complaining Is a Great Sin

I was discontent and anxious yesterday, worrying about many things and disappointed about certain circumstances.  Then, in God’s providence, an email from Crossway showed up in my inbox with the subject line: “Why Complaining Is a Great Sin.”  HA!


I opened it up and read a snippet of a short article by Phil Ryken that said:

We need to be honest about the fact that all of our dissatisfaction is discontent with God.  Usually we take out our frustrations on someone else.  But God knows that when we grumble, we are finding fault with him.  A complaining spirit indicates a problem in our relationship with God.

The irony, of course, is that God always gives us exactly what we need.  For the Israelites, this meant manna in the wilderness.  For us it means the true Bread of Life, Jesus Christ.

How true!


If you want to read the full article, it can be found here.



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