Murmuring in the Early Church (Acts 6: 1-2)
- To murmur is to make a low or indistinct sound or speech to express displeasure.
- To murmur is also to complain or protest, to grumble, to show discontent against something or someone.
- There was discrimination among the members of the early church.
- There was preferential and special treatment, to a select group of people, at the expense of denying others their rightful share and privileges.
- The unfair distribution of provisions nearly marred the unity of the church.
- The Grecian Jews; Jews who were born aside Jerusalem and Palestine, especially their widows, were treated differently.
- The murmuring and complaint of the Grecian Jews was resolved by the appointment of the deacons.