And do not complain, as some of them did, and were killed by the destroying angel. — 1 Cor 10:10 NET
No spirit is more fruitful of discomfort, than that of habitual complaining. It makes misery in him who indulges it–and in those who suffer from contact with it. The complaining man is never happy himself. Indeed, he strives not to be happy, since in whatever circumstances he finds himself–he at once sets about trying to discover something unpleasant. Of course he never seeks in vain; for people find in this world, what they look for. It would not be so bad, if he made only himself miserable–but he succeeds also in imparting more or less of his wretchedness, to all he meets. It is about as poor a use of one’s immortal powers, as one can find–to live to grumble and thus add to the unhappiness of others!
Daily Comfort - November 9
Public domain content taken from Devotional Writings by J.R. Miller.