An old countryman once gave me some good advice which I have never forgotten!
(John Colwell, "Little Foxes; The Little Sins That Mar the Christian Character" 1882)
"Catch the foxes — the little foxes that spoil the vines, for our vines have tender grapes!" Song of Songs 2:15
"Do not grumble!" James 5:9
The grumbling fox is known by his constant growl and discontent.
An old countryman once gave me some good advice which I have never forgotten. "There are two things," said he, "at which you should never grumble — first, at things which you can change; and, secondly, at things which you cannot change.
If you can change them — then change them.
And if you cannot change them — then leave them alone."
"Why, then, we shall never grumble at anything," I replied.
"Exactly so!" said he.
"He has heard your grumbling against Him. You are not grumbling against us, but against the LORD!" Exodus 16:8