Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door!
Grumbling comes pretty easy when times are tough. We blame others and complain. Grumbling about why we don’t deserve to be treated this way is very satisfying to our flesh. We know that we can’t retaliate because that would be wrong. But grumbling and complaining will put you in an even worse position. You will be putting yourself in the position of a judge when the true Judge is about to enter the room. “He is standing at the door!”
Grumbling and complaining doesn’t do any good anyway. It steals our faith, damages our witness, and hinders the harvest that the Lord wants to bring to our lives. It’s far better to just wait for the righteous Judge to come who will set everything straight.
“So where is He already?” we might say. Peter reminds us in 2 Peter 3:8, “Beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” So He has really only been gone a couple days, so be patient, His hand is on the doorknob.
Pastor Doug Hardin