The Seriousness of Ingratitude and Discontentment


          “These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts” (Jude 16).

          Spiritually speaking, a chronic complainer and faultfinder has an “I” problem and is deathly sick. He most certainly faces the wrath of God upon his ungodly mindset and mouth once his wretched life on this earth is completed.

          The persistent faultfinder who is ever grumbling and complaining does so for one simple reason: he is living his life in pursuit of his own ungodly lusts.

          At the very root of his miserable life and horrific mindset is pride. God’s grace is not enough for someone as important as him. God’s providence is insufficient for someone who is deserving of more, better, and greater. Life is never easy, comfortable, or convenient enough for him.

          Jehovah has no sympathy for such a pathetic spiritual ingrate.

          As the apostle Paul notes in the “Old Testament examples written for our admonition” section of 1 Corinthians 10 (i.e. verses 6-10), God destroyed complainers. He ended their miserable stay on earth by the destroyer (1 Corinthians 10:10). The same death angel which struck down the Egyptians’ firstborn sons and animals (Exodus 12:23) also eliminated those grumbling, complaining, ungrateful, discontented Israelites in the wilderness outside of Egypt.

          Beloved, “do all things without complaining and disputing” (Philippians 2:14).

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