Godís Holy Word says, "Let all
bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you,
with all malice:"
- Bitterness is a sin. Harboring hatred and
sinful feelings gives the devil the advantage; it will fester within you and turn to
- These are sins of an emotional nature.
- These are sins that grieve the Holy
- Bitterness is a sin that will grieve you
Wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking are sins
that will fester in your heart and you will become bitter. When you sink that low into
bitterness ---- guess who it hurts! Ė It does not hurt the person you are bitter against,
IT HURTS YOU!
Bitterness is an irritable state of mind. It produces harsh
and hard opinions of others, and it makes you miserable! An unbearable feeling comes over
you and you donít even know why you feel so terrible. Itís the bitterness in your heart
that brings you down to destruction. Verse 31 in Ephesians chapter 4 also says let all
wrath and anger be put away from you. In verse 26 of the same chapter of Ephesians God
said, "Be ye angry and sin not." Anger out of control turns to wrath and wrath to
bitterness. When God says "Be ye angry and sin not," He is telling us to be angry
against the situation only but that anger must be controlled. Again, when you gain the
strength to control your anger it wonít turn to wrath and from wrath to bitterness. There
is only one person who is hurt from bitterness and that is the person who is
God tells us to put away the old nature and be renewed in the spirit
of our mind. That renewing will end bitterness.
- Ezekiel 36:26 God
says; "A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within
- 2 Cor. 5:17 God tells us; "Therefore if any man be
in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things are passed away; behold, all things become
- The Apostle Paul said; "And have put on the new man
which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created
Because through Jesus Christ we become new, we are to walk in
newness of life (Rom. 6:4) and serve in newness of spirit (Rom.7:6)
- Ephesians 4:24 tells us; "And that ye put on the new man, which
after God is created in righteousness and true holiness."
Christ all things become new, where is there room for bitterness?
bitterness and wrath and anger and clamour and evil speaking be put away from you, with
Dr. Richard E.
P.O. Box 86
Lakemont, New York
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thorough study and help in bitterness: http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/