Jesus And The Dip Of Bitter Herbs

20 Jul

Jesus And The Dip Of Bitter Herbs…

We’re all used to being at a party and dipping a potato chip or vegetable into a sour cream dip. Dipping is Biblical.

At the Last Supper, the disciples asked Jesus which one of them would betray Him. He answered that it would be the one who dipped with Him into the bowl. Why?

Well, from ancient times and to this day, at the Passover meal, Jewish people take a piece of matzah and dip it into a bowl of bitter herbs. The bread is a symbol of redemption, and of Jesus Himself.

The bitter herbs are symbols of bondage and slavery, sin and death. You see on Passover, there’s a special blessing of thanks you say over the dipping into bitter herbs.

That means Jesus even gave thanks for this, which represented His pain and death. So you return the favor and learn to give thanks even for the bitter herbs in your life and to bear His reproach joyfully and with love.

Because when you move in His love and give thanks for all things, your burdens become light, your bitter herbs become sweet, and your daily bread becomes holy communion.

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

For each waking hour today, stop and take a moment to give thanks to God for the good and the not so good day you are having. Give it all to Him and you’ll be blessed.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,,

Ed

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