Bitterness results from what others did to us, said about us, or took from us (be it real or imaginary). Though we blame them for these ills, often we’re the voluntary victims of our own unforgiveness. Those filled with bitterness are dysfunctional and dangerous. They’re obsessed with those they passionately hate or despise, and constantly prowl around for an opportunity to hurt, humiliate, or slander them. The ROOT cause of bitterness is a lack of grace in a person’s life. To be bitter is to be unforgiving, miserable, and a willing slave of those who have hurt us. Stop drinking the toxin of bitterness. For Christ’s sake, forgive! (Hebrews 12:15; Ephesians 4:31, 32; Matthew 18:21-35; Colossians 3:12, 13).—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim
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