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1 Hebrews 12:14-15 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

2 Root of Bitterness Root: beneath the surface, hidden from view Known only to you: Prov. 14:10 Deceive self also: Deut. 29:18-20 (idolatry) Isa. 5:20-21 (woe to them) Heb. 3:12-13 (starts in heart)

3 Hebrews 12:14-15 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

4 Springing Up Fruit reveals what root conceals: Matt. 7:16-20 All becomes bitter: 1 Cor. 5:6, Eph. 4:31-32, Col. 3:19, James 3:8-18 Poison (spreads through system) 8 Conversation (actions) reveal 13 Do not lie about your heart 14 Purity and Peace (not bitterness) 17-18

5 Hebrews 12:14-15 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

6 Troubles You Often overwhelming sorrow (bitterness) 1 Sam. 1:10 no child Prov. 17:25 foolish child Ruth 1:20 lost child Also anger and hatred: Ps. 64:1-4 Also harmful and repugnant: Prov. 5:3-4 Eccl. 7:25-29

7 Hebrews 12:14-15 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

8 Many Are Defiled People may prefer bitter, sour, or even spoiled in food (but not in character) Opposite: Peace with men, Holiness like God Results: not see the Lord, Fail to get grace, troubled, and defiled Example: Esau, a profane person sold birthright: Gen. 25:29-34 sought blessing: Gen. 27:34-36

9 Hebrews 12:16-17 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears. Repentance (turn around) He could not change the consequences nor what hed become

10 Hebrews 12:14-15 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;


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