By Lee Roy Anderson
We all know that sourness is spoiled milk. It has the same effect on people. Proverbs 21:9 and verse 19 says that being critical makes very difficult for other people to live with you. A grouch is always unhappy and dissatisfied especially when they get what they deserve. The trouble with being a grouch is you have to make new friends every few months. A grouch distrusts people who flatter them. Dislikes those who don’t. When you feel dog-tired at night it may be because you growled and grumbled all day. There is power in our words. Our tongues are like a two edged sword. They can protect and defend or they can cut down and destroy. We are in control of them. Sadly many people act as if it was the other way around that their tongues controlled their minds. Happiness comes when we stop wailing about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we don’t have. Heaven is a state of thankfulness for having received what we did not deserve and for not receiving what we did deserve. Remember to avoid the three things, don’t critize, condemn or complain. And yet how hard it is to live up to that. God affects our treatment of other people. Pay attention to your enemies. They are the first to discover your mistakes. You don’t institute a law suit to collect sin. Romans 6:23 says, for the wages of sin is death. There is joy in salvation. The fellow who goes about seeking something soft usually finds hard luck. Remember when you feel dog-tired at night it maybe because you growled and grumbles all day. Many a blunt words has a sharp edge.