Ephesians 4:31 “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger…”

I found this quote from Corrie Ten Boom so fitting for this Scripture, “To forgive is to set a prisoner free & to discover the prisoner was you.” We seem to view forgiveness as something the other person has to earn, and instead of forgiving quickly, we clutch the misdeed that has offended us and wear it like a badge of honor. But if we refuse to forgive, that anger develops into resentment, which when planted in our heart will grow into a root of bitterness. Hebrews 12:15 echoes the words from Deuteronomy 29:18, “See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no ‘root of bitterness’ springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled.” When we forgive, we are not only releasing the other person…but we are setting ourselves free from the situation.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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