Overcoming Bitterness

by Stephen Viars     |     Book Summary


Author: Stephen Viars
Publisher: Baker Books
Date: 2021
Pages: 211

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Bitterness is a powerful, dangerous thing. Left unchecked, it can completely consume a person’s life. The Bible has much to say about bitterness. It describes: 

  • Bitter conditions in our lives, the terrible circumstances and mistreatment that we all face as a part of living in a broken world
  • A bitter heart that wells up within us as we fail to process our hurt biblically
  • Bitter words and actions that hurt ourselves and others. 

What can we do to overcome bitterness?

The good news is that God has given us the resources that we need in His Word to overcome bitterness. Through the gospel, there is always hope. Through a faith-filled perspective, we can avoid and overcome bitterness when faced with hurts and frustrations in life. The Bible both tells us how to do this and shows us how a woman named Naomi overcame bitterness. Her story begins with her asking to be renamed ‘bitter’ and ends with a baby in her lap who was her redeemer (Ruth 4:14) and an ancestor of the Redeemer (Mat. 1:5). God helped Naomi overcome bitterness, and He can help you too.





Overcoming Bitterness

by Stephen Viars

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

Author Rankin Wilbourne
Publisher Baker Books
Date 2021
Pages 211


Overview:

Bitterness is a powerful, dangerous thing. Left unchecked, it can completely consume a person’s life. The Bible has much to say about bitterness. It describes: 

  • Bitter conditions in our lives, the terrible circumstances and mistreatment that we all face as a part of living in a broken world
  • A bitter heart that wells up within us as we fail to process our hurt biblically
  • Bitter words and actions that hurt ourselves and others. 

What can we do to overcome bitterness?

The good news is that God has given us the resources that we need in His Word to overcome bitterness. Through the gospel, there is always hope. Through a faith-filled perspective, we can avoid and overcome bitterness when faced with hurts and frustrations in life. The Bible both tells us how to do this and shows us how a woman named Naomi overcame bitterness. Her story begins with her asking to be renamed ‘bitter’ and ends with a baby in her lap who was her redeemer (Ruth 4:14) and an ancestor of the Redeemer (Mat. 1:5). God helped Naomi overcome bitterness, and He can help you too.