Viewpoint … viewpoint … viewpoint – that’s how. We can’t brush sin and hardship under the rug; I’m not suggesting that. Just realize there are beauty, treasure, and holiness here, too! What you train yourself to see and think on is the key. That training must be based on the Word and will of God. Remember, all the positive thinking in the world will only get you so far; but a life in Christ will cover all aspects and truly make you BETTER not bitter.
God tells us to set our affections on things above and not on things of the earth. There is no way you can stay bitter and not get better when you realize that in Jesus you have:
- The love of God (Deuteronomy 30:5-6)
- Blessedness and happiness (Psalm 119:1-2)
- Warnings of evil (Psalm 19:7-14)
- Assurance and not ashamed (Psalm 119:4-6)
- Understanding (Psalm 119:97-104)
- Freedom and safety (Proverbs 1:33)
- Assurance of salvation (1 John 2:3-6)
- God’s presence (John 14:23)
- Eternal life (1 John 2:17)
- Entrance into heaven (Revelation 22:14)
(Listen to entire sermon below. Originally recorded 06/01/14.)
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