I am linking with my friend Barbie at My Freshly Brewed Life for Fresh Brewed Sundays. This is where we can share scripture with just simple insight.
See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.
Have you ever been around a bitter person? They shed their bitter fruit everywhere they go. I can definitely understand how many are defiled.
Look at the Amplified Version:
Exercise foresight and be on the watch to look [after one another], to see that no one falls back from and fails to secure God’s grace (His unmerited favor and spiritual blessing), in order that no root of resentment (rancor, bitterness, or hatred) shoots forth and causes trouble and bitter torment, and the many become contaminated and defiled by it–
Bitterness causes torment within a person’s mind. Anger, resentment, and self-pity occupy a bitter person’s thoughts. Did you notice the Amplified Version spelled out that a person with a bitter root misses a spiritual blessing? Did you also notice that this root causes trouble?
This is definitely something we all need to keep out of our hearts.
I pray everyone reading this post who struggles with bitterness and unforgiveness will find healing with the Lord. You can lay down all offenses, hurt, anger, bitterness, and the like. The Lord is faithful!
A great book to read that helped me in my healing process is, “The Bait of Satan” by John Bevere. It is a quick read, but full of wisdom.
If you would like to join Barbie and visit other blogs discussing scripture, click on the button below:
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!
(Photo credit: roots.)