Why We Must Unload Our Bitterness
Chad Johnson
March 11, 2011

Lest any root of bitterness srpings up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled. Hebrews 12:15 KJV

In the context of our scripture, the root of bitterness is in reference to those who are not saved.

These people go into apostasy and cause others to go there by defiling them with their error and sin. This verse does not teach the damnable doctrine of falling from grace, but falling from the grace of God.

These people were never truly saved.

The word bitterness simply means poison. We must realize that true believers in Christ can also become bitter. Not in the sense of apostasy, but allowing things that come in our life to make us have a poison of bitterness inside.

Bitterness also have a meaning of great pain and sorrow. Most people become bitter after someone close to them does them wrong.

When a person whom you have loved greatly turns against you for no reason, bitterness can spring up before you know it.

As long as we are bitter, we cannot pray as we should. When we are bitter, we have not truly forgiven those who have wronged us.

Our verse tells us that bitterness will trouble us. Bitterness will rob you of joy, peace, worship and many other spiritual blessings.

Bitterness in a heart cannot be hid, but will spring up and produce fruit that will defile many.

Bitterness is never satisfied alonge, but the poison will spread to others and they will suffer the same defilement as the one who started it. We must unload our bitterness at the feet of the Savior and cast it on Him.

We will be no good for the Kingdom of God until we do. God help us not to get bitter in our trials, but get better.