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Gripe - complain about something in a persistent, irritating way.
Grumble - complain about something in a bad-tempered way.
Murmur – half-suppressed or muttered complaint.
Do all things without complaining and disputing
Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door!
These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts;
1 Corinthians 10:6
Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted.
1 Corinthians 10:9
nor let us tempt Christ
1 Corinthians 10:10-12
nor complain, as some of them also complained, and were destroyed by the destroyer. Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come. Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.
Then all the congregation of the children of Israel set out on their journey from the Wilderness of Sin, according to the commandment of the Lord, and camped in Rephidim; but there was no water for the people to drink. 2 Therefore the
people contended with Moses, and said, “Give us water, that we may drink.” So Moses said to them, “Why do you contend with me? Why do you tempt the Lord?” And the people thirsted there for water, and the people complained against Moses, and said, “Why is it you have brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?” So Moses cried out to the Lord, saying, “What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me!”
5 And the Lord said to Moses, “Go on before the people, and take with you some of the elders of Israel. Also take in your hand your rod with which you struck the river, and go. 6 Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock in Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink.” And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. 7 So he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah, because of the contention
of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the Lord, saying, “Is the Lord among us or not?”
*God provided water before – 15
*God provided food – 16
*God led them, cloud, fire - 13
“Hell begins with a grumbling mood, always complaining, always blaming others... but you are still distinct from it. You may even criticize it in yourself and wish you could stop it. But there may come a day when you can no longer. Then there will be no you left to criticize the mood or even to enjoy it, but just the grumble itself, going on forever like a machine. It is not a question of God "sending us" to hell. In each of us there is something growing, which will BE hell unless it is nipped in the bud.” C.S. Lewis
Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.