House Rules: No Complaining

Per Colossians 3:12-14, James 5:9, 1 Peter 4:9, & Philippians 2:14, there will be no complaining in this house.

So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. – Colossians 3:12-14

Before you complain against another person – FORGIVE THEM!

Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door. – James 5:9

If you complain against someone, then you are the complainant and you make them the defendant.
If you charge them with sinning against you and you take them to court by complaining before God and/or people, then you are not forgiving them.
If you are not forgiving them, then God will not forgive you (Matthew 6:15, 18:35, & Mark 11:26).

Be hospitable to one another without complaint. – 1 Peter 4:9

This means help others with everything you can AND without complaining about it. After all, you wouldn’t want anyone else to complain when they help you and you DEFINITELY don’t want God to complain against you for all the things you’ve done (or about everything He’s done for you).

Do all things without grumbling or disputing – Philippians 2:14

This means ALL things!

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