• “Is it possible that you can trust your fellow men…that you can commit your dearest earthly interests to your weak, failing fellow creatures without a fear, and are afraid to commit your spiritual interests to the Saviour who laid down His life for you, and of whom it is declared that He is “able to save to the uttermost all who come unto God by Him”? – Hannah Whitall Smith

Sharp by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 02/10/12

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: “Let all bitterness be put away from you.” Those are the words of the apostle Paul.

The word bitterness in this verse comes from the Greek root word pik. It means what it sounds like—to prick or cut. Pik can refer to a sharp, pointed object or a sharp, bitter taste.

What a picture of our lives when we refuse to forgive. Think of someone who has wronged you. Perhaps their memory is like a sharp object poking you. Maybe they’ve left a bad taste in your mouth.

The apostle Paul offers relief when he says, “Let all bitterness be put away from you.” He goes on to say, “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”

Are you experiencing the sharp, distasteful effects of bitterness? You can find relief by choosing forgiveness.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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