August 30, 2020
Bitterness and Forgiveness
- How do you know when you’re bitter?
Keep records of wrong
Can’t leave wrongs in the past
Self-righteous judgments are common
- Causes of bitterness?
Think people sinned against you
The disappointment of unfulfilled expectations
You have been sinned against
- What we need to know
No one makes you bitter
Bitterness is a cycle
- What is forgiveness?
Canceling the debt
Leaving justice in God’s hands
- What is forgiveness is not
Not usually a single event
Not always biting tongue and saying nothing
Not dumb trust
- How do we know when we have forgiven?
When you genuinely want the best for the other
- The reason for forgiveness
To save ourselves from the misery of bitterness
To break the chain you have created to the other
Free your mind.
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you”. Ephesians 4:32