Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Message from Margarita Llanes, Spanish Teacher

May the words from the Institute for Creation Research make us think.
            “The Sin of Complaining”
“And he gave them their request; but sent a wasting disease upon them” (Psalm 106:15)

Christians who complain about their circumstances would do well to ponder this sobering verse and its background. God has greatly blessed His people, Israel, delivering them supernaturally from slavery in Egypt, protecting them against their enemies-even miraculously supplying bread and water to them in the desert.

Still they complained-about their food, about the imaginary luxuries they had left behind in Egypt, and against their leaders. “And when the people complained, it displeased the Lord; and the Lord heard it; and his anger was kindled (Numbers 11:1).

God has blessed every Christian with forgiveness of sin and eternal life. He daily fulfills His promise to supply every need (not every desire, however), and we should live a thankful life in return, regardless of our particular lot in this world. “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)”Do all things without murmurings and disputing” (Philippians 2:14) Complaining about what we don’t have may well result in God taking away what we do have-and still worse- sending wasting disease upon us.

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