March 29, 2020
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Bitterness is the only substance in the universe that destroys the container that holds it.
The result of bitterness is disaster, descension, division, and disunity.
Frequently the enemy entices Christians to harbor an unforgiving spirit – a very common symptom indeed among God’s children. Such bitterness and fault-finding and enmity inflict a severe blow upon spiritual life.
– Watchman Nee
Acrid bitterness inevitably seeps into the lives of people who harbor grudges and suppress anger, and bitterness is always a poison. It keeps your pain alive instead of letting you deal with it and get beyond it. Bitterness sentences you to relive the hurt over and over.
– Lee Strobel
Until we taste the bitterness of our own misery, we will never relish the sweetness of God’s mercy. Until we see how foul our sins have made us, we will never pay our tribute of praise to Christ for washing us… If you would know the heart of your sin, then you must know the sins of your heart!
– William Secker