14 Do all things without [d]murmuring and disputing,[e]15 that you may become blameless and [f]harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain. Philippians 2:14-16
Some behaviors really put God off. Murmuring and disputing are some of the actions that can grieve the Holy Spirit. In fact, you could end up feeling distant from the presence of God if you’re fond of murmuring and disputing about everything.
We have a different attitude towards everything we do in the kingdom. What you need to know is that God is the ultimate judge. His judgment is pure and righteous. Continuous murmuring and disputing throw out of the window any faith you have in God’s justice.
It is easy to murmur. It is even easier to dispute if you think you have a valid point – but when it comes to the kingdom of God, the Father’s will is our greatest desire. For whatever you do in the kingdom, desist from murmuring and disputing. Some believers can’t take simple instructions – they will always have something to say – it’s a bad attitude.
13 I can do all things through [f]Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
We have the power from the Holy Spirit to do things in such a manner that brings glory to the Father. Murmuring and disputing takes away the glory from what you do. This world is preserved. Satan has his own version of events. The world’s system always wants to promote so-called rights. But most of these rights stand against God’s perfect order.
But when it comes to doing the word of life, we should have lots of joy. There is nothing in the kingdom that is aimed at destroying you when being asked to do it. You should always be in a position to provide solutions rather than complaining about everything. Know that you are a solution to your Wolrd – murmuring like any other person will take a lot from your identity.
Many Suffered When They Murmured
14 So all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night. 2 And all the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron, and the whole congregation said to them, “If only we had died in the land of Egypt! Or if only we had died in this wilderness! 3 Why has the Lord brought us to this land to [a]fall by the sword, that our wives and children should become victims? Would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?” 4 So they said to one another, “Let us select a leader and return to Egypt.” Numbers 14:1-4
The children of Israel suffered the consequences of their bad habit of murmuring and disputing. They made it a habit of complaining and questioning the great work God did to take them out of bondage. Nothing can replace freedom – it is worthless to be murmuring when God has taken you out of bondage.
Many of them died in the wilderness because they chose to dispute and murmur about everything. They frustrated the ministry of Moses because they thought they had the right to do so. The attitude of murmuring and disputing is a work of the devil. It is a rebellious spirit that drives people to do that. For whatever work you find to do in the kingdom and the church, do it with joy.
Not just in the church but also at your workplace or wherever you find yourself. If what is expected of you is not against the will of God, do it. If it’s against the will of God, walk away quietly – never leave in dispute. Stay blessed
Further Reading: John 6:41-43, 1 Corinthians 10:10
Prayer for Today
Father, in the name of Lord Jesus, I want to thank you for taking away any attitude of murmuring ad disputing. I receive the grace to all things without complaining. Let your glory be revealed in my actions today. Amen