THE INCENTIVE FOR A FORGIVING SPIRIT
INTRO. These verses warn us against several sins of the
attitude and amplify what Paul wrote about anger. Anger has
robbed many of the joys of life. I believe forgiveness is the
key to dealing with anger. Ps. l33:l "Behold, how good and how
pleasant it is for brethen to dwell together in unity."
I. THE EXHORTATION. v.30
A. The Spirit of God. 30a.
"Grieve" - offend or sadden; by rebellious deeds and
grievious words. He is a sensitive person. He lives
w/in the Christian.
B. THE SEAL OF GRACE. 30b.
Mark of ownership, God's purchased possession.
II Tim. 2:l9 "The foundation of God standeth sure,
this seal, the Lord knoweth them that are His, and let
every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from
C. THE SECURITY OF THE GIFT. 30c.
When final redemption is realized and we are
transformed into His likeness, I JH. 3:2.
II. THE APPLICATION v.3l
A. BITTERNESS 3la
Every form of irritability, every inward resentful
disposition against others. Hardness of spirit.
hostility that poisons the whole inner person;
ill against someone; grudge carrier.
B. WRATH. 3lb.
Rapid boiling up and furious outburst of temper, fury.
It can subside until revived again.
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