Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bitterness Defiles Many

Did you know that if you are angry and bitter towards your husband, you are defiling your children?  However, if you are loving and kind to him, even if he doesn't deserve it, you are sanctifying your children.

Hebrews 12:15 states ~

Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled.

There is is, right there!  If you are harboring bitterness towards your husband, you are polluting or making your children foul.  That is tough language.  Most mothers are very protective of their children, but if they realize what their behaviour is doing to their children, they just might change.  Bitterness is like swallowing poison and expecting the other person to die.

I Corinthians 7:14 states ~

For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.

So if you are living a godly life {loving, accepting, and forgiving} in front of your husband and children, they are sanctified.  Jesus is living in their midst, because He lives in you.  Allow them to smell the sweet aroma of a life pleasing to the Lord, so they might be attracted to Him.

If you are bitter towards your husband and you don't know how to get rid of it, you need to work on changing your thinking.  Be transformed by the renewing of your mind {Romans 12:2}.  Meditate on His Word day and night and your thinking will change.  For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he... {Proverbs 23:7} and take into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ {II Corinthians 10:5}.

Life is too short.  Don't defile those around you, especially your children. Dwell on the lovely, the pure, and the good.  Think about the good in everyone else, especially your husband.  Be at peace with all men.