Today’s exhortation – bitterroot judgement
Over the last month we’ve covered various areas of inner healing, but no inner healing can be complete without addressing the areas of bitterroot judgement and bitterroot expectancy. What is bitterroot judgement? They’re our sinful reactions to hurt; condemning judgements we place on other people and refusal or inability to forgive someone. The bible says, “Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.” (Hebrews 12:14-15). Having bitterroot judgements has the power to contaminate not only ourselves, but also those around us.
In a physical sense, they can change our perspective of everything that people do in relation to us and by doing so, change our reactions to them. In a spiritual sense, it’s often referred to as holding someone in spiritual bondage. What we don’t realise is we are also in the prison next to them. If we don’t deal with our bitterroot attitudes, we become like a porcupine. We allow people to get close, then we show them our prickly side. We seem so nice in one instance, but then turn prickly at the drop of a hat and push people away. Let’s begin to deal with our bitterness against others so we can live abundantly in peace and love. This is the desire of our Lord Jesus and should be ours too. To be cont..