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    Bitterness &ResentmentSchool of wisdom

    Seyi Olanrewaju

    24th march 2013

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    Scriptures

    Follow peace with all men, and

    without which no man shall sLord:

    Looking diligently lest any man

    the grace of God; lest any ro

    bitterness springing up trouble ythereby many be defiled- Heb.

    KJV

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    Scriptures

    Try to live in peace with everyoseek to live a clean and holy l

    those who are not holy will noLord.

    Look after each other so that you will miss out on the special

    God. Watch out that no bitterunbelief rises up among you

    whenever it springs up, mancorrupted by its poison - Heb.

    NLT

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    what is bitterness?

    Bitterness is a negative emotion

    Any adverse action, reaction, situation,circumstance, etc. perceived or received

    as distasteful or distressing to apersons judgment is bitterness

    Bitterness is retaining the hurts thatyou feel people have visited upon youand not letting the feelings go

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    what is resentment?

    ill feeling: aggrieved feelings

    caused by a sense of having beenbadly treated

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    bitterness & resentment

    Is an emotional suicide

    Is a CHOICE

    It affects our health, well being andrelationships (with God & man)

    Because of its poisonous nature, itsa tool in devils hand

    Is a sin

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    where does bitterness arise?

    It can arise from conflicts between

    God and man Husband and wife

    Parents and children

    Teachers and students

    Leaders and followers e.g. national leaders

    & masses Arab spring Privileged and less privileged e.g. masters

    & servants housemaids

    Powerful and less powerful e.g. in rape

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    What is the first thing that comes to your mind whensomeone wrongs you?

    Anger?

    Resentment?

    Desire to hurt them back?

    All of these are forms of bitterness

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    Terry Brooks

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    causes of bitterness & resentment

    Hurt

    Ways we are hurt:

    a. By what is DONE to us

    b. By what is SAID about us

    c. By what is TAKEN from us

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    causes of bitterness & resentment

    Loss of a precious thing or death of a loved one

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    Misunderstanding, Grudges & Conflict

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    Rejection, Disappointment or Broken promise

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    Failure

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    Abuse

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    Feeling of Injustice Justice Delayed

    Justice Denied

    Justice Diverted

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    Frustration

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    Illness or physical problems/limitations John FoppVelsquez

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    Things not working out hardship or poverty

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    effects of bitterness & resentment

    On Our Bodies

    Headaches, ulcers, sleeplessness, heart-attacks, anxiety, fear, tension, depression,fatigue, backache, loss of vitality and appetite

    Addictive behaviours (drugs, alcohol, smoking,sex outside marriage, driving too fast)

    Suicidal tendencies

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    On Our Emotions

    Hypercritical attitudes

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    On Other People

    Bitterness spreads and infects others.They either catch the critical and grouching

    spirit from the bitter people, or they decide toavoid their company. And, of course, therejection caused by the bitterness leads to thepeople concerned feeling even more bitter, andso the cycle continues.

    Loss of respect for person, people (e.g. tribalalienation Igbo vs. Yoruba, Ijebu vs. Ondo) orsystem

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    On Relationship with God & our Eternity

    Loss of Peace

    Loss of Communion or fellowship with God Unanswered Prayers

    Loss of interest in kingdom practices likeevangelism, giving, intercession, etc.

    Hell

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    way out of bitterness

    Recognize and appreciate Gods love

    1John 3:1 (MSG) What marvelous love the Faextended to us! Just look at it--we're called chGod! That's who we really are. But that's alsoworld doesn't recognize us or take us seriously, bhas no idea who he is or what he's up to.

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    Gratitude

    Rejoice and be grateful that someone could do stuyou

    Matt. 5:11 NKJV - Blessed are you when they revilpersecute you, and say all kinds of evil against youfor My sake

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    Self Examination

    Psalm 73:21 (NLT) -Then I realized how bitter I ha

    become, how pained I had been by all I had seen

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    Willingness to forgive Matthew 6:14-15 ESV - For if you forgive others their tres

    your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do nothers their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive ytrespasses

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    Become a peace maker & loving unconditional

    Heb. 12:14 - Follow peace with all men

    Proverbs 10:12 ESV - Hatred stirs up strife, but lov

    all offenses 1Jn 3:14-16 - We know that we have passed fro

    unto life, because we love the brethren. He that lohis brother abideth in death. Whosoever habrother is a murderer: and ye know that no murd

    eternal life abiding in him. Hereby perceive we thGod, because he laid down his life for us: and welay down our lives for the brethren.

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    Get saturated and be controlled by the word o

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    Constantly surrender to God and receive His he

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    Become a peace maker & love unconditionally Heb. 12:14 - Follow peace with all men

    Proverbs 10:12 ESV - Hatred stirs up strife, but love cover

    offenses

    Get saturated and be controlled by the word o

    Constantly surrender to God and receive His he

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    Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV - Let all bitterness and wrath and angclamor and slander be put away from you, along with all makind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, Christ forgave you.

    Proverbs 20:22 ESV - Do not say, I will repay evil; wait for tand he will deliver you.

    James 1:19-20 ESV - Know this, my beloved brothers: let evebe quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the angerdoes not produce the righteousness of God.

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    finally

    4 Basic Taste Sensations &

    Human Tongue Sweet

    Salty

    Sour

    Bitter

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    You dont always have control what isdone to you or said about you, but you

    can always control how you feel orreact to it

    When life is sweet, celebrate it

    When it is salty, enjoy it

    When it is sour, endure it

    When it is bitter, dont swallow it, spew itout

    Dont always swallow it, the bitter bud ofthe tongue is most times a place of noreturn

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    Thank You

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    Questions &

    Answers

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