It Used to Be Different!

Bill Brinkworth

“These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: … 19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.” Prov. 6:16-19

Too many stand at a ministry’s sidelines and murmur, often to others, “Our church is not what it once was.  We used to:


Although there may be some truth in what one sees in the ministry, a question needs to be asked.  How were you involved in the different aspects of the ministry, when things were “better” and how are you involved in the ministry now? 


It is easy to criticize what others are doing, but that type of activity usually discourages others and plants seeds of discontentment that others may harvest.  Be a solution to any challenges your church may be facing now; get involved.  If you are the only one still serving, then stay by the “plow.”  Do not give up. Do not be part of the problem; be part of the solution.

“If the person you are complaining to cannot change the situation, chances are that the 'complaining' is gossip or 'sowing seeds of discord'!”

This article was featured in the  Bible View #351.

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