Why should I offer complaint?
The Friday Night blues were getting me down. It’d been a tough week from the start when we lost an important document to the end when we learned someone had stolen our credit card number online and was racking up charges. Each day in between had its own troubles (and joys) and mind- and body-numbing hard work. At night I’d lay down drained, but wound too tight for easy sleep. By Friday night I was in a complaining mood.
And then…I opened my Bible to the place I’d “randomly” stuck some papers and began reading. It was Lamentations 3, and once again, the Sword of the Spirit hit its mark, finding and rooting out the ugliness in my heart.
Who is there who speaks and it comes to pass, unless the Lord has commanded it? Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that both good and ill go forth? Why should any living mortal, or any man, offer complaint in view of his sins? Let us examine and probe our ways, and let us return to the LORD. We lift up our heart and hands Toward God in heaven; (Lamentations 3: 37-41)
Indeed! Why should I offer complaint in view of my sins? Thank you, Holy Spirit for your Word, which is sharper than a double-edged sword. Continue to work soul surgery in my heart.
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