Don’t Be Bitter
“Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;”
Bitterness and unforgiveness in your heart is a roadblock to progress. Some people may look at these things as insignificant, but they are the biggest hindrances to success.
God told me many years ago that the biggest hindrances to your success are inside of you, and if you fix them you should be able to handle the ones outside like the challenges or excesses from those who work with you etc. If you fix yourself and get rid of these internal roadblocks, you will surely be able to make progress.
In Acts 8:21-23, we see the Apostle Peter addressing Simon who wanted to receive a gift from the Apostles but he couldn’t because his heart was not right. Though he was saved, he was still in the gall of bitterness and held in the bond of iniquity.
Holding bitterness in your heart will disqualify you for your inheritance. Holding bitterness in your heart will keep you bound to sin. So many people are not making progress because they are holding bitterness in their hearts; some are bitter against God, some are bitter against their earthly father, others are bitter against the government or their spouse. No matter who you are bitter against, it has been said that holding bitterness in your heart is like swallowing poison and expecting your enemy to die.
It has been said that forgiveness doesn’t set the person forgiven free, it sets you free. I encourage you to get rid of all bitterness from your heart so that you can enjoy the glorious liberty of the children of God.
Dear Father, I ask that You cause Your love to abound in my heart more and more in knowledge and in all judgment, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
For further study, read:
Matthew 6:12-15, Colossians 3:13-14, James 4:1-3.
Doing the Word
Let go of all envy or jealousy and also be willing to forgive all who have offended you.
Bible Reading: 30 Day Challenge.
Read Proverbs Chapter 25.
To Read The Gospels Once: John Chapters 7-9. To Read The Gospels Thrice: John Chapters 4-6, Matthew Chapters 10-12 and
Luke Chapters 19-21.
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