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Bible Topics: Bitterness

Definition: Holding on to or showing feelings of intense [strong] animosity [hatred, anger], resentment or vindictiveness [wanting to get back at someone]. -- Other words that describe bitterness are: merciless, unforgiving, holding a grudge. Bitterness is also described as feelings resulting from something that is difficult to accept.

1. God's Word warns us against the dangers of bitterness.

2. Do not carry or keep bitterness, but replace it with love, kindness and forgiveness.

3. If you allow bitterness a place in your heart, it will eventually come out of your mouth in murmuring and complaining.

4. The Lord, in His love, can deliver you from the sin of bitterness. Here are some examples of three who overcame it, and one who didn't:

5. Bitterness stems from feelings of anger and an unforgiving attitude towards others. Here are some more solutions from the Word on how to avoid it.

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Philip says...
was ahithopel bitter with David when he gave such bad advices.
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Ahithophel was of the conspirators who gave good advice to Absalom which was rejected. It doesn't say he was bitter against David, but he definitely made a bad chose to side with Absalom.
27th April 2017 2:36am
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Sarnia Wellington (Kingston, Jamaica) says...
I have been bless by this article. It was objective in that it gave the positive and negative outcome of bitterness. I can only contribute to your ministry by prayer so I am presently not earning an income. I pray that the mighty God will bless your ministry and bless you so much that it exceeds your expectation. Continue to be bless as you bless others in your ministry. Pray for me as well because I need the bitterness of soul that will cause my prayer to be answer. Keep up the work of your ... Read More
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Thank you, Sarnia. I am blessed to know the article was a help to you!

James
11th April 2017 7:03am
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