Hebrews 12:15

This world and churches today are filled w/ bitter people

Someone has said, “Bitterness blows out the candle of joy and leaves the soul in darkness.” 


Related more to hatred than it is to anger

You’re bitter, not because you are angry, but because you hate

1. The cause of bitterness

Is the cause hurt? 

Bitterness comes when we fail (sometimes refuse) to respond biblically

God gives you the grace to handle every hurt biblically

When you are bitter you refuse to forgive someone who has sinned against you, so you sin against God

2. The casualties of bitterness

Bitterness is like drinking poison and hoping it kills the one you hate

Bitterness resolves to retaliate; forgiveness resolves to restore