The Destructiveness of Bitterness

Bible Passage: Ruth 1:19-22

Last week we look at a portrait of Naomi. She had to deal with immense issues of loss in her life. She lost her husband, which deeply affected her. God’s Word says, “She was left.” Then, her two boys passed away. It is always extremely difficult when a parent has to bury their child. To each of these situations, Naomi’s heart hardened toward God and toward life itself. Naomi is bitter and she doesn’t even realize it. She is being destroyed from the inside.