Philippians 2:14, "Do all things without grumbling or questioning."
"Do all things” This command from the Lord concerns everything we do in our family, work, play and school. There is nothing we do that is not covered in this command.
"Do all things without grumbling..." Grumbling is "utterance made in a low tone of voice" that is a complaint or expression of displeasure. This is not to be occurring in anything we do. Can you remember the last time you grumbled - it was a sin. It needs to be repented of and confessed to the Lord (1 John 1:9).
"Do all things without grumbling or questioning..." Questioning is a “verbal exchange that takes place when conflicting ideas are expressed." The exchange is a negative complaint style of exchange that could be translated a dispute or argument. The purpose is not to resolve, but to merely get one's own way, not to get the truth acted on.
The Lord has a good reason for us not to live a lifestyle of grumbling and complaining or disputing. We will cover that tomorrow.
Today we need to ask the questions, "How does God's Word say I am to daily live? How am daily living?" As we compare the answers to these two questions, then we need to ask a third question, "What changes or growth do I need to make?" When we know what we need to do to grow or change, then we attempt to grow or change expecting the Lord to help us. We make the changes in our life by exercising faith in Jesus.
What is God saying to you? What are you going to do about it?