KEY SCRIPTURE: Philippians 2:14 KJV” Do all things without murmurings and disputings:”
Wrong speaking nullifies God’s power so much. The scripture says, do nothing with complaining or murmuring. Many servants of God do not know, to what degree their lives have been affected and distorted, because of complaining and murmuring. God cannot work with people who complain. One area that many servants of God give OFFENCE is how they speak negatively about the way God treats certain servants of His.
Please read through Matthew 20:1-16. In this passage the Lord Jesus spoke about a parable in which an employer went about hiring laborers at various times in the day. To each person or people, he agreed with them how much to pay them after the end of each day. In the parable those who came earlier were offended because he paid those who came earlier and those who came later, the same amount. Many servants of God easily miss the grace of God because they become offended about how certain people seem to have been blessed. Some think they have been in the ministry for a longer time, and must have a greater grace to experience more blessings. Some easily find faults about others because of envy. These things should not happen.
Why do certain ministers behave this way? Pride is a cause, as well as sheer envy. The underlying cause of all these is carnality. Some leaders may become envious of their subordinates because it may seem they are manifesting so much of God’s grace, as it happened to Saul and David. These are some ways ministers give OFFENCE, causing the ministry to be blamed. Please note this, such an action is not just against the individual you may be offended in, but rather against God, who gave those gifts and abilities to that individual. There are some subordinates who may be so offended in their superiors because they feel they are been marginalized. Please OFFENCE in any form is a trick of the devil: don’t fall for it. No one can suppress supernatural energy. In the right time it would manifest.
I am a child of the spirit and am not of the senses. I give glory to God for every work he does in the lives of others. My father has blessed me with all things that pertain unto life and godliness and therefore, I am never envious of whatever anyone has or does.
2 Peter 1:3 KJV” According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue”:
1 Samuel 18:8 KJV “And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom?”