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From Hebrews 12: 12-17, we learn that (1) bitterness has roots and (2) bitterness spreads. The bottom line: what you don’t forgive, you pass on, and your own conscience is defiled. From Ephesians 4: 29-32 ,we are told all these things must be “put away.”
Martin Luther struggled with life’s most important question: on what basis can a sinner stand justified in the presence of a holy, uncompromising God? Here are several truths we must remember:
By nature we love darkness rather than light. Hiding is our default response; and yet, in the presence of God, nothing is hidden. Here are the steps we need to take to walk in the light.
God wants us to have a “good conscience” that is, a conscience that does not condemn us in God’s presence and in the presence of others. Repeated sin defiles the conscience.
We are (1) prone to addictions and (2) there are many causes of addictions and (3) cycles of failure thrive with accessibility, secrecy, deception, escape, hopelessness and shame.
Jesus spoke of the religious leaders of His day as being slaves to sin. Freedom comes by hard truths
Guilt/Shame often does not belong to us, but we bear the shame of others. As we consider the following sequence of experiences, let us pray that God will give us freedom from our past.
For many, religion is something kept private. For others, it’s purely external. In contrast, God expects us to live with devotion and selflessness, and in return we have the satisfaction of knowing that we have lived well. Here are three transforming truths that help us maintain our sanity.