Let’s Be Better Not Bitter

“Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure with trouble.” – Proverbs 15:16

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Hey friends! How are you? I hope that you are well. Thank you for your kindnesses in reading. I appreciate the love and support. And, I appreciate you!

In the book of Ruth we read about Naomi who lost her husband and her two sons. When she returned home to Bethlehem, the women called to her. “But she said to them, ‘Do not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me’” (Ruth 1:20). Mara literally means bitterness. Naomi basically changed her name to bitter. She was grieving, and she relented to the bitterness.

Are we like Naomi? Are we so hurt, so traumatized by our calamities and challenges in life, that we just give up hope for better and give in to being bitter? Friends, we must not be that way. There’s always hope for a better day, a better you, and a better life. Even when we are at our lowest points in life, there’s room for better.

The Scripture says that “better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure with trouble” (Proverbs 15:16). Fearing the Lord will bring better in your life. Do you fear the Lord? You don’t have to be bitter, you can be better and know that the joy of the Lord is your strength.

Shake off your bitterness and put on better. It’s easy to say, but it’s much harder to do. But if I can do it, then you can, too! Let’s not be bitter but keep on striving to be better.

May God bless you, my friends.


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