The LORD forgives us because HIS LOVE reaches us all. Rejoice when an unbeliever repents, do not let bitterness rule out your life of forgiveness and joy.
Reasons for bitterness include ungratefulness, problem from external and internal forces such as family and employers (Proverbs 25:21-22).
CONSEQUENCES OF BITTERNESS
- It has emotional, physical and psychological effect
- Rejoicing in iniquity
- Broken relationships
- Denied of long awaited breakthroughs
WHY SHOULD WE FORGIVE
- To overcome evil with good.
- It is a command from God.
- To show that Jesus is the Lord of your life.
- For blessing in full measure.
POWER OF FORGIVENESS
- Free from bitterness
- Heals negative emotion
- Build relationship
The Lord forgives so forgive, REPLACE bitterness with thankfulness of praise unto God and let the Spirit guide you to forgive and to be forgiven.