No Grumbling Allowed!

Christian Devotional by Pastor Cecil Thompson

1 Peter 4:9

Be hospitable to one another without grumbling.

Years ago we were at a family gathering and noticed that one of the younger boys had a frown on his face and was grumbling under his breath. He looked so miserable that he made everyone else miserable as well. 

One of his uncles was teaching him how to hold a bat so he would be better able to hit the ball when it was pitched. The boy’s grumbling increased so I eased closer to hear what he was grumbling about. It was hilarious when I heard his low mumble, “You old grouch!”

How ironic! He was the one who had been an old grouch (even at the age of 10), and yet was calling his uncle a grouch just because he was trying to give him instructions to help him.

I wonder how often we are prone to become grumblers as we go through life. We refuse to accept the counsel of family or friends and instead we grumble and complain. This should not be. As believers we should be the happiest and most joyous people on the face of the earth. Are we? Are you? Just remember — no grumbling allowed in God’s family!

Blessings dear hearts. Draw near to God today, trust Him completely and be a blessing! WITHOUT GRUMBLING!

– – – Pastor Cecil

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