Sunday, March 20, 2016

Ruth's mother in law

Ruth's mother in law Naomi felt God had betrayed her and she wanted to me called Mara bitterness. Her husband died and her sons died. Nothing went right for her.
She had no place to shed her bitterness.
Ephesians 4.1-3
Paul said maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond off peace. Not be on an island of our own. Wars have been fought in the Spirit of bitterness.
Community clubs are easier to deal with than churches. It's easy to get stuck in the rotating script of pain. You want to be free of that. Philippe got upset when his brother slept with his wife. He killed his brother and lived with the pain for the rest of his life.
I'm angry confused and what do I do about it?
James 3.4
Bitter jealousy.
Mara misery.

Paul says So lay aside lying and "each one of you speak truth with his neighbor," for we are members of one another. "Be angry, yet do not sin." Do not let the sun go down on your anger, nor give the devil a foothold. Let no harmful word come out of your mouth, but only what is beneficial for building others up according to the need, so that it gives grace to those who hear it. Get rid of all bitterness and rage and anger and quarreling and slander, along with all malice. Instead, be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving each other just as God in Messiah also forgave you.

Speak the truth with your neighbour. Social media interrupts our lives with idle talk. Proverbs 26:20 no idle talk and quarrels cease.

Angry but do not sin. No abuse allowed. When you get angry snap yourself with a rubber band. That will help.

Don't give room to the devil. Spiritual warfare, the church needs to help with that. Do something. Love on others. Get to work. Don't think me me me. Get off your butt.
Let ALL bitterness be put away from you. We can't do that on our own. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit. Give room to him.
Be kind and forgiving.
Jesus went to the cross. He took all the anger to set us free.
Christ is our only hope.
Celebrate this Friday.

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