Facing the Giant of Resentment.
1. The story of Leonard Holt.
2. Miss Havisham – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.
I Cor. 13:
5 ….. thinketh no evil; “logizomai”
To make an entry,
To write it down,
To make a ledger entry for permanent record.
Resentment and anger.
Resentment is the fuel.
Anger is the fire.
II Cor. 5:19.
Good for Business
Bad for relationships.
Wrong done against love is like a spark falling in the ocean.
Resentment in the Bible
I Kings 2: 5-6.
5Moreover thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner the son of Ner, and unto Amasa the son of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that was about his loins, and in his shoes that were on his feet. 6Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace.
15Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
14Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: 16Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. 17For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
Bitterness is a root that spreads like a cancer and contaminates everyone around it.
S. I. Macmillian “None of these diseases”
60-100% of sicknesses are caused by
Hate, anger, Bitterness, Resentment
Forgiveness remains the only cure to all of these diseases.
Lewis Smedes “ Forgive and forget”
Herman Engel a German general of WWII.
Morrieaux (Marrio) a French journalist.
His hatred became such a big part of him that he could not afford to live without it.
His hatred did not belong to him - He belong to his hatred.
How to face this giant of resentment?
1. Write it down.
2. Think it through.
3. Work it out.
4. Talk it over.
5. Give it up.
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