23 After many days had gone by, there was a conspiracy among the Jews to kill him, 24 but Saul learned of their plan. Day and night they kept close watch on the city gates in order to kill him. 25 But his followers took him by night and lowered him in a basket through an opening in the wall. Acts 9:23-25
It didn’t take long for the bitter people in town to want to kill Saul. The irony in that kind of thinking is amazing. They were plotting to commit the same sin he had actually committed. Corrie ten Boom said it best: “bitterness is the poison you drink when you want the other person to die.”
While we may not be bitter to the point of wanting to murder, a root of bitterness can grow within us every day we don’t deal with it.
Is there something you haven’t dealt with lately but you know you need to deal with? It could be a relationship or something someone did to you. God wants you to be free from that bitterness and anger. Holding onto it in the hopes that it will go away by itself is asking for trouble.
Deal with it today and deal with it swiftly.