What is the Root of Bitterness? (aka: the opposite of love)

Cause & Effect.
Choices & Consequences.
Do we teach our children these simple cosmic rules, then fail to model them ourselves?
I had a revelation years ago,while breaking crackers from a church stage (ie., presenting Jesus in the Passover), where God showed me that Matthew 6:15 (Cause) and 1 Corinthians 11:30 (Effect) are intimately tied together.
It was fitting that the moment God showed me the connection was when I was holding up the Horseradish Root, aka: The Root of Bitterness.
He then showed me Psalm 133 as a model of the Body of Messiah without Bitterness, Resentment, Retaliation, Unforgiveness, and Murder with the Tongue (Gossip). He pointed out how Verse 1 and the last half of Verse 3 are also intimately connected:
“Behold, how good and pleasant it is
when brothers dwell in unity….For there the Lord has commanded…
life forevermore.”
Good and Pleasant Unity (Cause) are connected to Eternal Life (Effect).
Jesus said it this way:
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” John 13:34
If you are stumbling over the Root of Bitterness and have fallen into what Hebrews 12:15 warns against, there is still hope!
God is still available with his forgiveness and blessings! All you have to do is forgive those who have sinned against you.
Maybe we should pray more for people in this area, than concerning ourselves over politics and “me-focused” worship songs in church?
“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 12:15
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TOV Rose is the author of several books, including The New Messianic Version of the Bible; The Book of GOD: For Men; The Spiritual Roots of Disease, The Book of GOD: Genesis Unbound; The Paranormal Seams of the Hebrew Bible, The Fall of the American Babylon and more.

Tov is a Conference Speaker, Author, Bible Teacher, Chaplain, Performer and Pastor. For more than two decades he has been active working with people to help them better understand the nature and person God.

When not writing books and all those other things, he enjoys quiet times at home with his wife, children and praying together with a group of grandmothers who have the uncanny knack of being able to bend God’s ear.

Specializing in teaching the deeper things of God, TOV has a reputation for teaching solid Bible foundations and difficult to understand Biblical concepts in a compassionate simple manner that anyone can understand. He is not one to shy away difficult and taboo subjects.

TOV guests on radio programs, television shows and speaks at conferences, seminars, in local congregations and other venues.