The other day my family and I were watching a fun series called Brain Games, and in one episode about lying, it had a study done with children. The premise was to have a group of children sit at a table with this tasty chocolate cake, and an adult would tell them that they were not to have any of the cake. In fact, they could not even touch the cake. Then the adult would leave the room to watch the children behind a two-way mirror. All but one of the kids could not resist the temptation.
We are admonished by the apostle Paul to “walk in the Spirit” (Galatians 5:16). I have read this and other verses talking about our spiritual walk for years, but the meaning of the concept never really “clicked” with me like it did during a recent study on the subject.
Paul talks about being led by the Spirit in two ways. First, he says that those who are led by the Spirit, they are the sons of God (Romans 8:14).
I have written many blogs that mention bitterness, but I have never written about it directly. Recently, I have noticed a lot of bitterness within people, even within God’s ecclesia. However, bitterness should never be allowed to grow within us. It is a fleshly weed that must be plucked out.
Bitterness is defined by Google as “anger and disappointment at being treated unfairly; resentment.”