Luke 6:45 The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
Bitterness stored up in the heart will
eventually overflow out of the mouth. Bitterness is hard to keep
secret. It may be something that you try to keep inside and deal with
privately, but somewhere and at some point, it will flow out of the
mouth and become evident. Bitterness boils when left unattended deep
inside the heart. It boils and brews and will reach the point of
erupting like a hot, destructive volcano.
of bitterness from the mouth include words such as: "I do not
like....", "let me tell you what he/she did to me......", "I will never
feel the same again....", "I will never forget how he treated
me...."and so on. More negative words and thoughts are spoken than
positive when bitterness is brewing within the heart.
When inward emotions,
such as unresolved hurts, anger, and bitterness manifest into outward
actions, we are likely to wrong one another. The wrongs take the form
of slander, vengeance, and separating ourselves from fellowship with one
another. The old saying, "hurting people, hurt people" is likely to become a truth when bitterness takes root within us.
We wrong God when we harbor bitterness and when it overflows
from our mouths. We separate ourselves from the thoughts and behaviors
that He expects from us. If we have bitterness and unforgiveness that needs attention, we are unable to love others as God loves us.
If there is bitterness brewing
deep inside, do not overlook it. It is best to deal with it before it
erupts and overflows from the mouth.