Tag: Grumble

Rejoice or Grumble

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

Ye greatly rejoice . . . though you are in heaviness through manifold temptations. 1 Peter 1:6

I think all of us meet Christian men and women who always seem to look on the gloomy side and are never able to do anything with life’s problems but grumble about them! I meet them often and when I do, I wonder: “Can these people be reading and trusting the same Bible I have been reading?” The Apostle Peter wrote to the tempted, suffering, and persecuted believers in his day and noted with thanksgiving that they could rejoice because they counted God’s promises and provisions greater than their trials! We do live in a sinful and imperfect world, and as believers in Christ we acknowledge that perfection is a relative thing now—and God has not really completed a thing with us as yet! Peter testified that the persecuted and suffering Christians of his day were looking, in faith, to a future state of things immeasurably better than that which they knew and that state of things would be perfect and complete!

by A.W. Tozer

Thank God

Martyn Lloyd Jonesby Martyn Lloyd Jones

We tend to take all the gifts and pleasures and happiness and the joy without saying much to God.

We take our health and strength, our food and clothing and our loved ones, all for granted; but the moment anything goes wrong we start grumbling and complaining and we say ‘Why should God do this to me, why should this happen to me?’

How slow we are to thank and swift to grumble.

by Martyn Lloyd Jones