Tuesday, March 24, 2015

...And Will You Murmur?

Is not Christ your treasure? Is not heaven your inheritance, and will you murmur?  Have you not much in hand, and more in hope? Have you not much in possession, but much more reserved in heaven,   and will you murmur? Has not God given you. a changed heart, a renewed nature, and a sanctified soul, and will you murmur?   Has He not given you. Himself to satisfy you, His Son to save you, His Spirit to lead you, His grace to adorn you, His covenant to assure you, His mercy to pardon you, His righteousness to clothe you, and will you murmur?   Has He not made you a friend, a son, a brother, a bride, an heir, and will you murmur? Has not God often turned your water into wine, your brass into silver, and your silver into gold, and will you murmur?
When you were dead, did not He quicken you? When you were lost, did not He seek you? When you were wounded, did not He heal you? When you were falling, did not He support you? When you were down, did not He raise you? When you were staggering, did not He establish you? When you were erring, did not He correct you? When you were tempted, did not He support you? and When you went in dangers, did not He deliver you?   And will you murmur?
What! you who are so highly advanced and  exalted above many thousands in the world?

Murmuring suits none so badly as saints.

[Thomas Brooks]
Psalm 106:24-25 ... Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word:  But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the Lord.
Ephesians 4:29 ... Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

1 Corinthians 10:10 ... Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
John 6:43 ... Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.

Philippians 2:14 ...Do all things without murmurings and disputings: