The Danger of Complaining

by Sheri Langton

I have committed many scripture verses to memory. Philippians 2:14 isn’t one of them. “Do everything without complaining or arguing” conveniently slipped from sight whenever I read Philippians. Yet recently an evangelist parked on it during a church revival meeting.

I squirmed. Oh, come on. Can’t Christians express their opinions?

The evangelist wasn’t addressing opinions but complaints about the church — from people like me. I had a running list: repetitious music, annoying brethren — even the revival itself. We just had revival earlier this year, I noted. Why do we need another one?

Nearly every Sunday I refreshed the list with the latest irritations . . .

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