All of us get are wounded at some point in time, and sometimes those wounds take a long time to heal. When those wounds go untreated, they have the ability to become baggage. We call this the baggage of bitterness because bitterness is the feeling of resentment that can lead to grudges. This week, as we continue our study of baggage, we focus on the baggage of bitterness in an attempt to not only deﬁne it, but also check it.
31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
5 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” – Ephesians 4:31-5:2