What I read today;
Exodus 2; 2 Samuel 11-12; Psalm 46; Isaiah 46; John 5; Ephesians 3-4
How easy is it to get caught up in anger and bitterness. We’re told that we deserve it all. We’re told that our lives are supposed to be full of sunshine and rainbows. We can be anything we want. That’s the message ingrained into us from the earliest age of our lives.
But it’s not true, is it?
Life is full of ups and downs. We think we’re on track only to get pushed backward. The old saying two steps forward and three steps back applies to most of our days.
In those times we’re tempted to fall into the bitterness trap we should remember Ephesians 4 vs. 25-32;
“Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”