LIFE APPLICATION. Paul asks for Christians to do what they know God wants them to do, and to do it without complaining or arguing (Philippians 2:14). Some people in the church complain a lot. What do you think is a good way to deal with someone like that—beyond simply telling them, “Hey, you complain too much”?
Well, we could tell them to get the dickens out of Dodge. Or we could give them a voice and hold them accountable for what they say. Let them contribute to the conversation, and then respond kindly but truthfully. Still, there are some people that we might actually need to get stern with and say something like, “This whole thing is getting toxic. We need to neutralize it. Let’s get together and talk about what’s behind this.”