If we don’t have mercy (compassion, forgiveness, forbearance shown especially to an offender), we will have bitterness (hardness, unforgiving, resentful, and angry). Luke 6:36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. We need compassion and forgiveness toward each other to follow peace with them, otherwise there’ll be a root of bitterness and […]
Love is unselfish and willing to lay down our life for the brethren. The brethren are those who God added to the body of Christ because they surrendered their will to him. He won’t put us in the body if our will isn’t surrendered. I John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because […]
It is vitally important that we have private prayer with God. If you don’t have private prayer at home and the only times you pray is at church, you’re not praying to God but to be seen of men. There’s something wrong with the motive of the heart and it is not one that pleases […]
That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; Ephesians 4:22-23 This particular chapter has an amazing amount of information to help Christians to know how to behave. If you want to do a study, chapter […]
Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; Hebrews 12:15
Through the years of helping and working with people, I have found people deal with difficult situations in their past very differently. Numerous people have been through very difficult things and negatively affected by people and circumstances in their life. Some aren’t willing to work through those things.
Correction causes grief when we accept it. In grieving, the remembrance will come back to us from time to time, and we will feel bad that we ever had to be corrected. But we need to not beat ourselves down over for it again and again.
And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Revelations 12:11