Complain Not!
by Steve Klein

INTRO: Perhaps you've heard the story about the monk who joined a monastery and took a vow of silence. After the first 10 years his superior called him in and asked, "Do you have anything to say?  You are permitted two words."  The monk replied, "Food bad."  After another 10 years the monk again had opportunity to voice his thoughts.  He said, "Bed hard."  Another 10 years went by and again he was called in before his superior. When asked if he had anything to say, he responded, "I quit."  "It doesn't surprise me a bit. You've done nothing but complain ever since you got here."

· Untold suffering seldom is.  ~Franklin P. Jones

Constant complainers are not pleasing to God.  

I. We should be careful not to complain to God about . . .

II. We should also be cautious about complaints against our fellowman

Conclusion: Joe Walsh famously said, "I can't complain, but sometimes I still do."  We should resolve that we can't and we won't.



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