Don’t be divided by bitterness

October 23, 2020 by Dr. Jack Graham

Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!

–Psalm 139:23-24

Yesterday, we looked at one reason we should dig the root of bitterness out of our lives; bitterness chains us to the past.

Another reason we should remove bitterness from our lives is it contaminates our personalities. Bitterness will make you negative, hard, brittle, critical, and caustic. I don’t know about you, but I never want those things to be how people describe me!

But bitterness isn’t happy with just affecting you. It spills out on to others. Which is why we have so many families torn apart because of bitterness, resentment, and unresolved conflict in the home.

It’s why so many churches have been divided and destroyed…and why so many businesses have been soured and their effectiveness destroyed. Bitterness can’t help but contaminate everyone and everything it touches!

If you’re struggling with bitterness today…if you have yet to deal with it…then I urge you to do so just as quickly as possible.

It’s time to take those feelings to the Lord Jesus. As you do, use today’s verse as your prayer to ask God to show you the way forward.


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