The Cure for Bitterness Part 1
Hebrews 12:14-15 NKJV 14 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: 15 looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled;
FIRST SIGN: Depression
Proverbs 14:10 NKJV 10 The heart knows its own bitterness, And a stranger does not share its joy.
SECOND SIGN: Distrust A bitter person has a hard time trusting people because they have been hurt by people in the past.
THIRD SIGN: Insensitive
FOURTH SIGN: Ingratitude
FIFTH SIGN: Temporal values
SIXTH SIGN: Self-rejection
Matthew 5:41 NKJV 41 And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.
The 1st mile is our responsibility.
The 2nd mile is where 2 things happen: 1. Bitterness leaves 2. People ask why we are going 2 nd mile and we get to tell them what Jesus has done for us.
Matthew 7:5 NKJV 5 Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.