Bitterness is the giant that ruins the flavor of life
The only antidote for bitterness is forgiveness (Eph. 4.31-32)
- The cross provides both the grounds and the power for forgiveness (Eph. 4.32)
The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant (Mt. 18.21-25)
- The smaller debt is still substantial (18.28)
- But the debt the King forgives is far, far greater (18.24)
- Because of the forgiveness of his great debt, the first servant has no grounds to deny forgiveness to others (18.33)
Take Home Idea: The giant of bitterness is conquered when we count all debts owed to us as paid on the cross of Christ.