Sunday, January 13, 2013
Rare Jewel: Chapter 8
Here are the notes to Chapter 8.
The Evils of a Murmuring Spirit, Part One
1. There is evil in it.
A. Murmuring reveals corruption in your heart. (like a septic sore) It is more grievous than any affliction you are under.
B. Murmurers are listed in the forefront of the ungodly in the Word.
C. God counts a murmur as rebellion.
D. It is contrary to Grace.
i. View your sin and murmurs will quiet.
ii. Think of the excellence of Christ.
iii. Know afflictions disengage your heart from the world.
iv. Look to Christ for all good.
v. Think of Christ as king.
vi. Think of the covenant.
E. Murmuring is below a Christian.
a. Think of your relationships.
i. You are a king' s son.
ii. Christ is your husband.
iii. You are flesh of his flesh.
iv. Christ is your brother and coheir.
v. You are the temple of the Holy Ghost.
vi. Angels minister to you. Christ joined the principalities and powers to his church.
vii. You stand with the saints.
b. Death is your servant and slave. Don' t bow to afflictions with a murmur.
c. Do not have a fretting, childish spirit when weaned from the world.
d. You profess to live dead to the world, so don' t murmur.
e. God never promised comforts but faith.
f. You have the promises of God for hope.
g. It is below what God expects.
h. Others have suffered more and been content.