Decide To Rejoice or Grumble

Ye greatly rejoice… though you are in heaviness through manifold temptations. (1 Peter 1:6)

I think all of us meet Christian men and women who always seem to look on the gloomy side and are never able to do anything with life’s problems but grumble about them! I meet them often and when I do, I wonder: “Can these people be reading and trusting the same Bible I have been reading?”

The Apostle Peter wrote to the tempted, suffering and persecuted believers in his day and noted with thanksgiving that they could rejoice because they counted God’s promises and provisions greater than their trials!

We do live in a sinful and imperfect world, and as believers in Christ we acknowledge that perfection is a relative thing now—and God has not really completed a thing with us, as yet!

Peter testified that the persecuted and suffering Christians of his day were looking, in faith, to a future state of things immeasurably better than that which they knew, and that state of things would be perfect and complete!

 

2 thoughts on “Decide To Rejoice or Grumble

  1. I love this post…indeed..God has not really completed a thing through us..yet…
    Yet, it is our time to now Live in the Word of God outwardly in the life and these times..bringing to LIFE action through His Word..
    We feel comfort in reading scripture and FEELING God in this way near us..yet..
    We must live these words and be in grateful prose doing so…and be in amazement at the Mastery He is calling us into..
    No time for grumbling..its time for work and rejoicing..
    God Bless You

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