We reap what we sow. This is a law in nature. We understand this with plants, but the same is true in the spiritual life.We plant seeds every day. We can plant good seeds — generosity, kindness, patience; or we can plant bad seeds — gossip, anger, violence, lack of forgiveness. And we are going to reap whatever we have planted.
Bitterness is one of those dangerous seeds that can form deep roots if we are not alert. When weeds are tiny, they are very easy to pull out. If time elapses, those weeds grow tall and strong and it’s very difficult to uproot them. God’s Word tells us to be alert and on guard for any bitter roots. If allowed to grow, they can defile many.
One are we need to watch out for is bitterness with our parents. Even if they were bad or abusive, we are commanded to honor them.
Ellen leads us in a prayer asking Jesus to remove all the bitter roots from us as we forgive and bless our enemies.