THE WORLD IS MINE.
God allowed the Children of Israel to wander in the wilderness because of a COMPLAINING SPIRIT that was never satisfied with anything from God. God demands that we cast off the complaining spirit in Philippians 2:14 -- "Do all things without murmuring or complaining.
Nothing in literature more profoundly shows how weak we are when we are WHINING instead of SHINING more than the follow words shared with me by my mother when I was a child:
Today, upon a bus, I saw a very beautiful woman And wished I were as beautiful. When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle.She had one leg and used a crutch. But as she passed, she had a smile. Oh,God, forgive me when I whine. I have two legs; the world is mine.
I stopped to buy some candy. The lad who sold it had such charm. I talked with him, he seemed so glad. If I were late, it’d do no harm. And as I left, he said to me, "I thank you, you’ve been so kind. It’s nice to talk with folks like you. You see," he said, "I’m blind." Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. I have two eyes; the world is mine.
Later while walking down the street, I saw a child I knew. He stood and watched the others play, but he did...Continue reading this sermon illustration (Free with PRO)
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