Don’t let them drag you down

People who are discontent often try to spread their discontentment to others.

  • Don’t let them drag you down.
  • Call them out of their negativity.

Don’t be part of the group identified as “grumblers and faultfinders” (Jude 16). 

Words of warning and encouragement 

  • Philippians 2:14-15 – “Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.” (NLT)
  • I Thessalonians 5:18 – “In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. ” Spirit-filled people are “always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:20).
 God calls us to be extravagantly grateful! A moderately grateful person is not doing life in the will of God.
  • I Corinthians 13:7 – ” “Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” (NLT)
  • Titus 3:10-11 – “If people are causing divisions among you, give a first and second warning. After that, have nothing more to do with them. For people like that have turned away from the truth, and their own sins condemn them.” (NLT)

See: Grouchy people sharing a gospel of grace?

Steve Cornell

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3 Responses to Don’t let them drag you down

  1. Steve, you and I must be listening to the same Muse, or, I trust Holy Spirit. My current post is “How Can they Respect Our Message if they Don’t Respect Us? Tomorow’s post is Are You Fun to Be Around, which uses some of the very texts you do. How can believers’ read Titus 3:10-11 and still think they are doing God’s will by fighting with other brothers over “the faith once delivered to the saints.” If I do that, it means I’m guilty of arrogantly believing “I know what that faith is even if you don’t.” Not even Peter knew the whole counsel of God, since, although he agreed with Paul, he struggled to grasp the full depth of Paul’s thought.

    Wade

  2. Sarah says:

    “Be extravagantly grateful…A moderately grateful person is not doing life in the will of God.” I needed to hear that today. Thanks!

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