The other day, my son had a problem with complaining. From the time he woke up, nothing pleased him. By the time we were in the car to run some errands, I realized the complaining wasn’t going to stop unless I said or did something.
I attempted to explain why complaining (about everything) was such a serious offense against God. When I paused and looked back in my rear view mirror, he was covering his ears.
Perhaps I was talking too much. Perhaps I should have been questioning, but I don’t think questioning would have been effective this time.
Perhaps it is time for another breakfast talk about complaining. I’ll probably ask them if they can remember any Bible stories or people about complaining and see what they say. I’ll ask them what the Bible says about God’s provision. They may not know the answers, but this will give me an opportunity to share them.