A Member of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Apostle Eric Nyamekye has urged Christians to guard their hearts against bitterness so that it does not lead them to destruction.
According to him, bitterness is a resentment that lodges in the hearts of men, with anger as the bedrock to bitterness. He said if Christians are careful of anger, they could escape bitterness.
“Anger is an emotion so all of us with emotions can be angry, but one should not allow anger to consume him or her because, once we allow anger to consume us, we are susceptible to bitterness,” he noted.
Speaking on Pent TV, Apostle Nyamekye urged Christians to guard their heart because, anything that goes into their heart could produce anger which should not be allowed to consume us as individuals.
The man of God quoted from Psalm 4:4 “Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent” adding that, Christians should go through their hearts and make sure they do not allow anger to breed into bitterness.
According to Apostle Nyamekye, Christians should not give opportunity to the devil, because the devil is a schemer for he came to steal, kill and destroy.
Anger breeds bitterness
Expressing worry over anger and how easily it could bring destruction, Apostle Nyamekye who is the Chairman of the Church of Pentecost pointed out that Christians should allow love to lead them even in the midst of anger so it does not breed bitterness.
Citing an instance, he mentioned that, Saul entertained anger in his heart where he was so bitter that the next day he was visited by an evil spirit from God.
“We must be careful not to read much into the actions of others so that we do not sow seeds of bitterness in our hearts,” Apostle Nyamekye urged.
Advising Christians, he noted that, anger is a natural emotion therefore as Christians should do well to control it so that it does not lead us into temptation.
Anger, he noted could cause a lot of destruction in an individual’s life, hence being able to control it is the best way of overcoming bitterness.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS