Lifeway Church in Dacula, GA | Sundays 10 AM

Complaining is the Detour to Death

Complaining leads to strife and strife unresolved will lead to death.

1 Corinthians 10:10–11 (NKJV)
...nor complain, as some of them also complained, and were destroyed by the destroyer. Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.

The children of Israel had an appointment in the Promised Land but failed to make it to the Promised Land because they chose to complain. God had prepared a place for them when He brought them out of the bondage of Egypt. The Promised Land was a great place that flowed with milk and honey, a land of extreme abundance.

As they were wandering in the wilderness for 40 years they complained about many things. They complained about having no water. They complained about the food (manna) that God provided them daily. They complained about their leader Moses. They complained about God and how they thought that they were misled out of Egypt only to die in the wilderness. (which did come to pass because of their complaining, and not because it was God's will)

Complaining opens the door to the enemy and brings strife into a situation. Once strife becomes part of the equation there is confusion and every other evil work.

Complaining joins the one complaining to the problem rather than the solution. Anyone can point out a problem and magnify the problem but it takes someone with the right spirit to become part of the solution by praying and not complaining.

Complaining will lead you down the detour to the destination called death and destruction. Choose to take the road to God's promised land by refusing to complain, keeping your heart right and becoming part of the solution.

"I was born to walk in the "no-strife zone". I resist the temptation to complain. I refuse to take a detour down the road to death. I choose to stay on the high road by praying and becoming part of the solution. I am a doer of the Word of God and take heed to the example in the Word about the Israelites in the wilderness. I will not complain. Instead I will become part of God's solution!"
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