“GOT A BITTER, UNFORGIVING SPIRIT?”

Posted: December 21, 2021 in Uncategorized

When we’re mistreated and “stabbed in the back” by others, it’s quite natural for us to want to retaliate and take vengeance into our own hands. God’s Word instructs us, as Christians, to put the matter in His hands and let Him take vengeance on our behalf (Romans 12:19). Since He is the righteous One, He can do it much better and effectively than we can.

We need to remind ourselves that Jesus was unjustly and horribly mistreated and even crucified on a cross by wicked men. But He committed His spirit into God the Father’s hands and died a horrible death for our sins (Luke 23:46: Isaiah 53:6; 1 Corinthians 15:3). Thankfully, He rose again on the third day to prove to us that God the Father was satisfied with His payment for our sins (Romans 4:25).

When we’re tempted to have a bitter, unforgiving spirit (2 Corinthians 2:10 11) against someone who has wronged or hurt us, we need to remind ourselves of the huge debt that God forgave us when we placed our faith and trust in Christ as our personal Savior. Keep this in mind. No one has ever wronged you or me to the same degree that we have wronged and sinned against God. 

When we’re tempted by the devil to have an unforgiving, bitter spirit, we need to put on the whole armor of God and focus on the “helmet of salvation” (Ephesians 6:17; 4:32). Those who are unwilling to forgive others open themselves up to demonic oppression (Matthew 18:34) which could involve physical, mental, and emotional problems. If this doesn’t cause us to have a change of mind and behavior, God might even take a believer’s physical life from him/her (1 Corinthians 11:30).

“But even if you [as a Christian] should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. ‘And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.’ But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed. For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil” (1 Peter 3:14-17). Read also 1 Peter 4:12-19 Click on [1]

We’re here to assist those who aren’t sure of their eternal destiny, and to help Christians grow in the sphere of grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 3:18).

If you need spiritual help, we can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com.

[1] https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Peter+4%3A12-19&version=NKJV

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