Answers for Teaching on Bitterness
- What is the quote that is an “Old Irish Proverb” for this teaching?
Bitterness is the poison you drink, hoping the other person will die.
- Hebrews 12:15 says: We Are To Have – No Root Of Bitterness
- Give three of the nine words that the dictionary defines as the type of bitterness this teaching refers to as:
Causing Pain, Piercing, Stinging, Intense Antagonism, Hostility,
Resentful, Cynical, Distrustful, Contemptuous
- In the book of Ruth, Naomi wanted her name change from Naomi which means:
Pleasant or Sweet to Mara, which means; Bitter
- In 2 Samuel 6:16 describes Michal when she turned bitter towards David with the words
“she despised him in her heart.”
- Of the two woman in these two examples given in this teaching, which story ended properly resolving the
issue of bitterness her life? – Naomi and which ended in failure? Michel
- How does 2 Samuel 6:23 describe how Michel’s life ended?
“Michal the daughter of Saul had no childto the day of her death.”
- InExodus 15:25 where did the ultimate resolve concerning bitterness come from? It came from The Lord.
- Who helped Naomi overcome her bitterness? Ruth
- What does a “root of bitterness” growing in your heart ultimately produce? Poisonous Fruit
- Bitterness can be a false remedy to: Medicate the pain
- Bitterness can kill, but it can be overcome. What are the first two steps this teaching recommends?
1) Surrendering it to the Lord.
2) Seeking the help of a support system.