Do all things without murmurings and disputings: – Philippians 2:14
“Do all things,” an all-encompassing command to go about all of one’s business in life without complaining or arguing. “Murmurings,” γογγυσμός gongysmos complaining; grumbling. “Disputings,” διαλογισμός dialogismos, doubting or questioning, arguing and disputing.
Right now we don’t need to try too hard to come up with things to grumble about. Philippians 2:14 is a great reminder of the type of people we aren’t when we follow Christ.
This pandemic will define us. People will take note of how we were during this time. Our family, our friends, our teammates, our customers, vendors, and business partners… everyone will all get a good look at who we are.
Challenging times define people. Last year Ross Perot passed away and although he will certainly be remembered as the CEO of a huge tech company and a presidential candidate, I think most will remember who he was as defined by how he responded to his employees being falsely imprisoned in Iran. What an amazing story (book, TV mini-series).
What type of people do we want to be? Everyone is counting on us now. Everyone is watching.
Staying positive and being sure to guard our speech against grumbling and arguing is one way to make sure we are the sort of leaders we should be.
Adapted from beetexting.com’s Bible-Study on Communication.