Oy vey, make it stop! Everywhere I go I hear people complaining about something! I might expect it from non-believers in Yeshua, but I am always surprised when my brothers and sisters in Messiah are doing it!
Someone coined an excellent phrase: “Are you part of the problem or part of the solution?” Haven’t you figured out by now that nothing changes when you start murmuring or complaining? If someone is bothering you, pray for them, ask God how you can be a blessing to them! If you disagree with your Rabbi or Pastor, please do NOT start talking about it with others, go directly to your spiritual leader and have an honest discussion.
We are all tempted to gossip – but it takes two – one to speak and one to listen. You do NOT have to participate.
As believers we need to encourage one another, build up one another and truly love one another.
James 5:9: “Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door.”
Ephesians 4:29: “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”
Philippians 2:14: “Do all things without grumbling or disputing.”