• “If I am content to heal a hurt slightly, saying ‘Peace, peace,’ where is no peace; if I forget the poignant word ‘Let love be without dissimulation’ and blunt the edge of truth, speaking not right things but smooth things, then I know nothing of Calvary love.” – Amy Carmichael

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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  • “False humility and morbid introspection are, in fact, the opposite of brokenness, as they reveal a preoccupation with self, rather than Christ.” – Nancy Leigh DeMoss

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For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, — Philippians 3:20 (NKJV)

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