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"Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil" (1 Cor. 13:5 KJV).

The essence of love is to be completely unselfishness. To be unselfish means that you always have others in do them good. Love seeks only good for others. It doesn't retaliate or get revenge. Love is always looking for ways to do something good for others, even for those who have done you wrong. By blessing those who curse you, you do not allow bitterness to set in.

Now bitterness is something you see frequently in people. There are lots of bitter people. They have been disappointed by somebody with whom they've had a relationship, by something they did, or something they did not do. They didn't have their expectations met and they became bitter.

They may be bitter because they weren't born with something somebody else has. It may be that somebody else had a better opportunity than they had. But, it is a known fact that every one of us has an opportunity to be bitter.

Problems that resulted from bad circumstances happen to everyone. There is no such thing as a person who does not have a problem. There is no such thing as a person who is alive that doesn't have to spend some effort and wish something in there lives was a little different than what it is now.

Everybody like that, WELCOME to the planet earth! So there is no need in wondering, "Why is this happening to me…." It is happening to you because you are alive.

It is unfortunate, however, that some people are so bitter that they don't want to hear what the Bible says. They say, "I know what the Bible said, but he did this to me, or she did that to me. I am tired of hearing the Bible." Have you ever talked to a Christian like that?

Well, they may not want to hear the Bible but this is the only thing that is going to get this bitterness out of you. You need to get it out of you because that root of bitterness will kill you. So lets get it out of you.

The one who is paying this price is you. And let me tell you what is going on. They are still going on, they are happy-go-lucky and on their merry way, and you are sitting here all bitter. So, you might as well let the bitterness go and walk in love.

What you need to do is find out God's provision for you in the Word of God and do what it says. He has provided a way of escape for you. And sometimes that way of escape is to find a person and do them good.

Scripture References: Matthew 5:44; Luke 6:27-38; 1 Corinthians 10:13

Keith Butler Ministries
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