forgiveness

Why Bitterness Leaves a Bitter Taste

Why Bitterness Leaves a Bitter Taste

Bitterness leads to hatred, revenge, and even death—the death of joy and relationships.

It can even lead to diminished physical and emotional health, or cause a person to make dangerous decisions that may put their very life at risk. Job 21:25 says a “man dies in the bitterness of his soul.” So how do we deal with bitterness?

I Need to Be Forgiven, but Do I Have to Forgive You?

I Need to Be Forgiven, but Do I Have to Forgive You?

Although we can never forgive as completely or as perfectly as God does, we are required to follow the example He has set. In our natural strength we will always fail because such humility and compassion do not come naturally, but we are still expected to extend the same mercy to others that Christ continually extends to us. After all, how can we so willingly receive God's mercy, yet be unmerciful to others? Jesus was very clear that if we want to be forgiven, we must forgive others.

Rub-a-Dub-Dub to Infinity and Beyond

Rub-a-Dub-Dub to Infinity and Beyond

There are just some scriptures whose depth of meaning baffle my very understanding. Of course, the reason is that as a human being, I naturally tend to view the world in the context of my own personal experiences. Yet so much of what God wants us to learn through His Word defies human experience.