A Brief Devotion: Overcoming Bitterness, pt6

James 3:14 "But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth." Just as rotten water can have a devastating impact on a city, bitter words can have a disastrous effect in our lives. We need to recognize the challenge of bitter speech. Our words … Continue reading A Brief Devotion: Overcoming Bitterness, pt6

A Brief Devotion: Overcoming Bitterness, pt5

Colossians 2:13-14, "And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross."  The starting point to overcoming … Continue reading A Brief Devotion: Overcoming Bitterness, pt5

A Brief Devotion: Bitterness, pt4

Hebrews 12:6, "For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives." We don’t become bitter when life is going great. We become sinfully bitter when we respond to the hurts of life with anger, rooted in unbelief, that is not processed through the lens of God’s purposes. The antidote … Continue reading A Brief Devotion: Bitterness, pt4

A Brief Devotion: Bitterness, pt2

Bitterness is a feeling that involves a mixture of anger and resentment generated by the experience of unjust suffering. Bitterness is frequently associated with sin and slavery to sin in the Bible. Bitterness is not simply something you do—it is something you experience. Consider the bitter herbs in Israel's history. In preparation for the final … Continue reading A Brief Devotion: Bitterness, pt2