Murmuring, Grumbling, & Complaining

Why do we have to talk about that?!

I want to cover an issue I can't claim to have mastered. I can't declare this and say, "come up here". What I do say is, "let's go together".

  I read of a challenge once: You and your friend or family, agree to go a whole day without complaining. The writer said no one he had known made it. My wife, the children and I took ‘the challenge'. None of us made it. As soon as you start the day, you begin realizing how many different things can be classified as complaints. It's hard to come back from a garage sale, having caught the seller in an outright lie, and not say a word about it in the car. There are legitimate times to complain, and even necessary times. Unfortunately, the complaining usually goes beyond the legitimate.

  Paul mentioned this trait, and how it should be for Christians. Not only how it should be, but how crucial to our Christian witness it is:

  13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. 14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings: 15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;                
Philippians 2:13-15

  With a complaining attitude, you simply don't "will". Paul tells us the correction comes from God working in us. He will give us the proper attitude and patience needed to deal with the trial.
  The Christian who conducts his life, notably void of murmuring, grumbling, or complaining, will stand out from the rest of the world. It's important to note Paul said, "That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke,". A murmuring attitude is blameworthy and harmful. Paul indicated the world does it - "crooked and perverse", but we can't participate. It tarnishes our testimony. We clearly can't be radiating a joyful, holy life, if we're complaining about whatever befalls us.

  God directs the footsteps in the lives of His faithful children. If He deems it necessary for such as Joseph to spend years as a slave and prisoner, who would Joseph have been to complain against God's decree? In the end, those events brought about the greater glory. [It doesn't tell us Joseph complained. He sought deliverance, but didn't complain. Such complaining would be a form of self-pity. (Genesis 37:2- 41:57)]
I. This Dangerous Problem
  We look at complaining as an act, but it's not so much an act as it's a manifestation of our heart. The natural man views its environment with a judgmental, condemning slant. It views everything, to see how it measures up to its ideal, and condemns whatever falls short. It also dwells on the failures. The successes, managing to escape condemnation, are few.
  Take a look at the people who complain frequently:

  1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.    
 2 Timothy 3:1-5
  Look closely at this passage. Notable of the thoroughly vile, is that their characteristics would flourish in a complaining, discontented atmosphere. Seeing that murmuring, complaining and grumbling would be at home with this crowd (as drunkenness is with alcohol), this gives us a warning as to what the general nature of murmuring is. "Birds of a feather, flock together."
  The following passage melts in smoothly with this theme:

  10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. 12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: 14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: 15 Their feet are swift to shed blood: 16 Destruction and misery are in their ways: 17 And the way of peace have they not known: 18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.    
Romans 3:10-18

  This shows the murmuring heart is part of the core of a godless, self-seeking individual. Notice the "peace have they not known:". A murmuring heart is never at peace. Where there's peace, there isn't a heart of discontentment.

  Further examples are found in Jude:

  16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.
     Jude 16
  Take special note of these murmurers. You see they, "speaketh great swelling words,". Great complainers are so confident. They complain about everything, proclaiming their own self-righteousness. They tell us how they could do it right, if it was in their hands. These are the sort of people that work behind the scenes to stir up a heart of revolution in people. They stir up discontentment with the authorities. They mock them with bumper stickers and crude T-shirts, dirty jokes and such things. The scriptures fervently warn us to stay away from such as these:

  21 My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change: 22 For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?
   Proverbs 24:21, 22

  This is clear. It warns us to have nothing to do with political discontents. Recognize that the authorities are part of God's plan.

  I read of an old woman in Chinese history. The emperor was very cruel. He found out this old woman prayed for him. He had her brought to him to find out why she prayed for him, for no one liked him. She said that two rulers ago, she had prayed for that wicked ruler to be removed. He was and a worse took his place. She prayed for that ruler to be removed, and someone even worse took his place. She didn't want this present ruler to be removed for she feared what would come after him, seeing the current pattern. (This shamed the ruler.)

  We need to realize the political scene will never be right until the Millennium. Right now, our responsibility is not to complain about government, but to faithfully preach and live the Gospel.
  Another proverb gives us a final warning to stay away from the murmuring crowd:

  24 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: 25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.    
Proverbs 22:24, 25

  If you like complaining, you're not alone. Moses knew a whole host of your type. He bore with them for forty years. The whole congregation of Israel, which Moses led out of Egypt, never stopped complaining. The reason they complained? They had no faith in God. If they simply had faith in His provision (Hebrews 3:7-19), they wouldn't have seen difficulties as barricades to wail about. They would have seen them as opportunities for God's glory to be further manifested. They would have been causes for rejoicing. You think I'm crazy? Look at these:

  2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.    
James 1:2-4
  22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. 23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.    
Luke 6:22,23
  These tell us to have the opposite of a murmuring attitude in the midst of murmur inducing situations. The point? Our hearts should be filled with the lightness of a joyous heart. This overrides the world's oppressions. John said it beautifully:

  4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.    
1 John 5:4

  Do you wonder if you can at least get away with complaining about the food in a certain restaurant? Can't you go around warning others? You answer that question. Tell me, do you dwell on this failure? Is there any bitterness or spite in your heart over this? Is there satisfaction in warning others to not give them their business? If these attitudes are found, you can know such complaining comes from a tainted heart. Such complaining is wrong. If someone asks you about that restaurant, if you can't give an honest report without these wrong attitudes, you need to avoid answering all together. It's best not to fulfill the heart's corrupt call to satisfy a bitterness. Give all bitterness to the Lord to remove and be set free of.

  Back to poor Moses. From the fact the "bad guys" constantly complained, shouldn't this tell you something?

  10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.    
1 Corinthians 10:10
  Complaint is a hallmark of these faithless.
  1. They didn't trust God.
  2. They were always lusting, and never satisfied (Exodus 16:1-12).
  3. Bitterness was always there, and overflowed at every opportunity.

  It's like water in a balloon under pressure. All it needs is a little hole in the surface. It'll burst in any direction at the slightest prick. The heart trusting God is at peace. Being settled and sustained in Him, little pricks don't cause undue spouting. The pressure isn't there, so nothing propels it. We can get shaken up and reintroduce pressure like a bottle of soda, but God gives an answer:

  3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.    
Isaiah 26:3

  31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. 
   Isaiah 40:31

  Let's say we're complaining about how unfair someone is to us. Our listener heartily agrees, "That's terrible!" Upon parting, we each go and treat others unfairly ourselves. When it's us mistreated, it's horrendous. When it's us mistreating, we excuse it, "everybody does it," or I've heard, "you can't be too good." To complain, then do likewise, is outright hypocrisy. How dare we complain about the mote in other's eyes and have beams in our own (Matthew 7:1-6)? This type of behavior already classifies us as part of that list Paul warned Timothy about. We complain how terrible so and so does this, as if we're appalled someone could exhibit such behavior. That's why Paul completed his list to Timothy with:
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
        2 Timothy 3:5

  These talk self-righteously in condemning others, but don't really know God at all. Don't be fooled, shun such company.
  Hypocritical complaining follows the principal of unrighteous judgment. The Pharisees of Jesus' day were well noted for that (John 7:24; Luke 11:42).

 33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.    
1 Corinthians 15:33
  Complaining is like a dreaded disease. It's contagious. Do we hang around highly contagious people of a deadly disease? No! We quarantine them! We need to be aware, we can't sit in the midst of complaining all the time, and not get pulled in ourselves. Even if we manage to keep our own mouth shut, we're likely to commiserate with them in our heart. Flee these attitudes like we should gossip. We need to set our hearts on things that are lovely, of good report. This doesn't mean sticking our head in the sand and ignoring reality. It means putting it in God's hands. Leave it there for His discretionary action and ponder the right things. To complain is too great a temptation, and it grows.

  There are people who do nothing but complain. You never hear lovely stuff of good report from them (Philippians 4:8). When in the company of such, try to change the conversation to uplift and give good direction. Avoid falling into the murmuring trap when you're visiting. I've noticed people with a wide variety of interests are easier to talk with, avoiding this murmuring pitfall. You can talk about all kinds of subjects with them, without coming around to critical evaluations of people and politics. When you're with a person who has almost no interests, the conversation inevitably falls back on people you both know, politics, or unpleasant experiences they've recently been through.

  When you're sitting with someone and they begin complaining, you find yourself in a difficult position. As a Christian, you don't want to be rude and insult them in a holier than thou response, "Oh, excuse me, but I don't want to hear your complaining, it's not godly." What can you do? Redirect the conversation into an uplifting, or, at least, not down-dragging direction. If you're forced to listen until the sordid tale is told, remember, be polite. They've been talking this way for so long, they see nothing wrong with such talk. They complain out of habit and discontentment. You can try to find some way to open their mind to view the events they talk about in a different light. They may not appreciate such light, because they love to tear down and not build up. Their habit of continual complaint does pose a danger to you. Seek to minister what you can, but be alert to its effect on you. Do you leave their company commiserating with them? If you do, watch out! You're highly susceptible to their way of talking about things. You don't have the strength to keep listening to them, even politely, and not become infected. Flee while you have the chance.

  Philippians 2:13-15 told us to shine by not doing it ourselves. If we don't forward murmuring talk, we will be noticed. The difference will eventually become noticeable, and hopefully our inner purity and beauty will create a hunger in them for such contentedness. If not hunger, maybe conviction!

II. The Christian Way
  Imagine Jesus sitting under the stars, outside some small village, around a campfire. His disciples sitting with Him, enjoying the crackling fire. Others, from the village, are hiding in the bushes to see if they can snatch some of His conversation. They're eager to learn from Him. If we were those hiding in the bushes, seeing what we could glean, how would we feel about Jesus if we heard Him complaining about one thing after another? We hear Him warn His disciples about the Pharisees. Hearing this, we don't sense a picky, gripe laden attitude. We sense an astute caution. If we heard Him complaining about the service at the local fruit stand, to merge into a complaint of how poor the public facilities in this village were and on and on, would we care to hear any more from Him? We might be interested in His miracles, but His attitude would appear no different to that of Murmuring Mary in the local Bagel Outlet!


  "I might get greasy working on a car, but it's another thing to roll in the grease."

  This expression illustrates how we have to deal with unpleasant things in life. Thriving on unpleasantries is very different though.

  I mentioned a good radio preacher to another Christian. I suggested she listen to him. She asked something like, "He isn't negative is he?" Her point was, she didn't want to listen to any preachers who preached negative messages. This is a dangerous extreme reaction to negative conversation. Negative conversation is absolutely necessary in this world. Without it, ministers would be remiss in their responsibilities. Look at Paul's exhortation to Timothy:

  2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
         2 Timothy 4:2,3

  Paul encouraged some negative preaching, no matter what the listener's response.
  As a result of the woman's concern, I was curious as to how much of the epistles actually were negative. I went through 1 Corinthians, Romans and Galatians in search. I read each chapter and broke it into two and sometimes four equal portions. I rated them with a plus or a minus being for a chastening tendency or with a plus for a positive, jovial, nothing's wrong in the world type perspective. I don't have the figures any more, but I remember 1 Corinthians was almost exactly 50 percent negative and 50 percent positive. Romans was a little more difficult to analyze in this way because it's more like a doctrinal dissertation, however, it was about 6/10 positive and 4/10 negative. With Galatians it was something like 7/10 negative and 3/10 positive. Overall, this shows a pretty good balance, and that avoiding conversation dealing with some form of criticism isn't biblical. Negative conversation shouldn't just be rambling, pointless talk. No talk should be pointless! Conversation must be controlled and steered with the goal of uplifting a person. Rebuke and warning are negative, but serve the purpose of uplifting, if the person will hearken. The goal is pure, even though the results may not always be fruitful.
  Watch the tongue with this understanding:

  8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. 10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. 11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? 12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh. 13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.    
James 3:8-13

  The wise will take stock of his conversation and, with the meek heart, will speak warnings and chastenings. It may still be harsh, for some rebuke has to be harsh, but the heart of the wise is sensitive to his own condition. It's always on the alert .

  If we don't treat others unfairly, this isn't cart Blanche to complain. The foundation and the focus of the heart is still the core. The Christian should be totally different. The delights, the musings of the heart, are in another world.

  Murmurings and complaints focus and abide in discontentment. As Christians, we're called out of worldly discontentment. We're to focus on Christ and trust in Him. There will be many things we come against, and that come against us. If our faith remains in Christ, we'll not get overwhelmed with the abuse, but still look trustingly to Christ. By leaving it in His hands, we're at peace. Where there's peace, there won't be complaining.

  19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.    
1 Peter 4:19
  Peter wanted to encourage the suffering Christians to take the persecution they were receiving, with a faithful heart. If we leave our afflictions in God's hands, we won't worry about them and certainly won't complain.

  You may say no one's tried pelting you with stones for your faith. This may be true, but this call of Peter's doesn't just apply to obvious persecution. Satan hates us and seeks every opportunity to cause our downfall. Our car breaking down at a most inappropriate moment may be a Satanic assault. How do we respond? We should trust God to work things out. God may bring difficult circumstances to our lives to teach us to abide in Him. As we abide in Him, He gives us peace when the natural man would be complaining. We wouldn't learn to abide in Him, if we didn't have circumstances that opened our eyes to see our failure to abide in Him. We see our discontentment, realize our failure to abide in Christ, so turn to Him for His mind, heart and peace for the situation. He restores our soul, and hence we live Christ in the midst of our suffering. We're in a supernatural peace that comes from God. This kind of peace, frees us from the complaining mind set that would otherwise rule our hearts.
  Paul described this process in Ephesians:

  16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. 20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, 21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.    
Ephesians 3:16-21

  Paul starts with, "That he would grant you,". This indicates a request on our part. This peaceful heart must be sought. Paul goes on to say God does this work by the Holy Spirit in our spirit. Our spirit is the "inner man". He outlines this strengthening to have the right heart, is the result of Christ being the life behind the attitude. It tells us faith is the core on our part. As I said earlier, the murmurers of Moses' time, were murmurers because they had no faith. The solution for us is the same as it could have been for them. This passage continues talking about Christ's love. As we abide in Him, we're filled with love. Love doesn't murmur. It understands God does love us, hence doesn't leave us as helpless victims of circumstances.

  We see God has all the power He needs to take care of any difficulty we find ourselves in. It's beyond our wildest dreams, so never fear, the Lord is near! Just leave it in His hands and have faith. What will flow will be the mind of Christ founded in love, not bitterness.

  For those of us who have been complaining for so long, as a regular course of living, we need to correct this disorder. We need to purposely redirect our thought life:

  8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.    
Philippians 4:8
  Doing this takes constant vigilance for the novice. With time, it will become habit. Christ will work the change in what you delight in, if you call upon Him and allow Him to. Just like we initially come to Him, it calls for repentance. Forsaking old ways with an about-face towards new, right ways of living.
  Hebrews swirls this together:

  14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: 15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled.    
Hebrews 12:14,15

  The heart of peace, extends to those who afflict us, "all men". We deal with these challenges in "holiness". It goes on to sound the alarm to keep CAREFUL WATCH in the "looking diligently". Watch for what? Failing God's grace. How? Bitterness. Bitterness is that complaining heart. It's what goes on inside of us. First there's bitterness, then there's complaint. We walk very closely on this dangerous edge of catastrophe every time we're stirred to complain. This is part of the reason we have to carefully watch, checking our spirit for complaint. Watch for it, and quickly get back into Christ.

III.     The Perfect Picture
  As Christians, we want our lives to be perfect pictures of Christ, otherwise it's covered by a dark shadow. The beauty, that we know should be there, just isn't. There's a weight and sadness that never seems to go away. Our Christian walk lacks the joy and the glory.
  We want that beauty with the bright sunlight of day chasing away the gloom. So let's take a look at this well-lit beauty we should see.

  We should see someone who is filled with a sense of satisfaction:

  5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.    
Hebrews 13:5,6
  Contentment leaves us with little reason to complain and murmur. This speaks in regards to material things. The lack of material things is a large area of complaining in our lives. They say a large percentage of divorces are over money troubles. That's what this passage covers. So we have this Christian in perfect contentment in regards to his material situation. It doesn't mean he won't have goals to get things, but he's not discontent and complaining until he obtains those goals. (Need a better running car for instance.)

Edifying Conversation
  The next verse covers the conversation of this perfect picture:

  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.    
Ephesians 4:29

  The conversation seeks to build and direct in a godly manner. It edifies, it doesn't defile the heart and mind of the listener.
  Peter also gives instruction addressing this heart and conversation:

  1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,    
1 Peter 2:1
  The faulty, murmuring conversation is to be put aside. It flows from a list of three terrible heart states. These three are from the pit of hell, and manifest themselves in the conversation. This verse serves to embellish the corrupt communication of Ephesians 4:29.

Return Good For Evil
  Next we have the world's way versus the Christian's way:

  21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.    
Romans 12:21

  My, this is different. As the light, we don't retaliate with slander, we "retaliate" with love. Love motivates our actions. Remember being "grounded in love". Jesus loved greater than they could hate Him. They crucified Him in hate, but His love, though perceived as weakness in the midst of the trial to death, came forth in victory that hate couldn't defeat! They may hate you now, but one day, they will glorify God (1 Peter 2:12).

  The perfect picture speaks not of murmuring, but contentment:

  11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.    
Philippians 4:11,12
  You'll note Paul "learned" to be content. As I said, trials bring about trust in God and the mind of Christ. Our contentment doesn't rest in outward supplies or lack of them (monasticism), but by abiding in Christ. Contentment is inner, not outer. Paul was careful to point out that what was said, wasn't said with a murmuring heart. Paul wanted to make sure misunderstanding didn't arise. Some things have to be said for good reasons, but the heart in which it's said makes all the difference. The motives of our conversation need to be expressed, so others don't misunderstand and discredit the ministry of God in our hearts. That testimony is guarded by observing this. It calls for us to guard our conversation, checking our motives to keep from drifting.

  We talked earlier about the attitude towards ruling authorities. The attitude of the godly example is Titus:

  1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, 2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men. 3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.    
Titus 3:1-3
  Subjection doesn't allow for verbal slaughtering. Subjection calls for "Yes Sirs". Paul lived this example in the direct face of a hypocritical ruler (Acts 23:2-5).
  The description in this passage is picturesque. No public criticism, not looking for a fight, gentle, meek. His reason for good behavior and meekness was because we're not unfamiliar with how it is for them. Apart from Christ, we're like those we would complain about. In fact, we were like them. See the difference we're to be to the world? Surely this difference, if found in our lives, will stand out. If we put two people, side by side, the one like verse 2 and the other like verse 3, who couldn't see the difference?

It's A Choice
  One Psalm expressed the heartfelt desire for a contented people:

  14b . . . . that there be no complaining in our streets.    
Psalms 144:14b

  We won't see this happen until after the Millennium, but it clearly shows this ideal. Others may not contribute their part towards this pleasant behavior, but we can give ours wherever possible.
  In this world, a certain amount of complaining is unavoidable. Let this complaint be Spirit-controlled, not fleshly. Anger is sometimes right, but not always. Complaining issues from anger. Paul said:

  26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:    
Ephesians 4:26
  Likewise, don't allow complaint go on churning and churning within. Deal with it appropriately and let it go.
  As we saw, whether we complain inordinately or not, makes or breaks our testimony. The stakes of mastering this are too great to neglect. Either we master it, or it masters us. We have the choice:

  11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. 13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. 14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.    
Romans 6:11-14

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