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Complaining and murmuring becomes a means whereby we defame the purposes of God

Updated: Feb 9, 2021

Notes compiled by Marty Zide and Steve McAtee

Since all of our circumstances fall under His control, which ones do we have the right to complain about? When we complain about our circumstances, it doesn’t stop there, we are also complaining about God Himself since He is the one who allowed them to enter our life.

If God wanted to, He could prevent things from coming into our lives. The fact that He doesn’t, means He wants us to experience them. The advantage that believers have is that we know that there is a purpose for all things that come our way. Non-believers do not have that knowledge.

Job 40:2 - Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty? Let him who reproves God answer it.

Rom. 9:20-21 - On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, Why did you make me like this, will it? Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for common use?

When we realize that whatever comes our way, comes from our loving Father, we will find rest, comfort, and peace in this wonderful doctrine.

It’s a shame that this teaching is often rejected and fought against by so many because of its difficulty to accept. I don’t think it is as hard to understand as it is to believe.

If there is ever a time when we need to heed the insights that are found in Isa. 55 the time is now. Just because teaching is difficult to accept or hard to understand, that doesn’t give us the right to reject it.

Isa. 55:8-9 - For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.

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