The Bitter Herbs

Page No.8

In Exodus 12:8, God told His People to consume the lamb with bitter herbs and unleavened bread. In modern times, it is common to use horseradish. It is traditional, when consuming the bitter herbs at the Passover Seder, to recall the bitterness of bondage.

Interestingly, in the New Testament, bitterness is also associated with bondage, although the bondage referred to is that of sin. Recall what Peter said to Simon the Sorcerer: “For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bondage of iniquity.”

The bottom line is that bondage, whether physical, spiritual, or emotional, will always lead to bitterness. The good news is that Messiah came to set us free with His truth. As it is written, “If you abide in My Word, you are truly My disciples. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32)

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