THE ROOT OF BITTERNESS IS IN ALL MEN
THE BITTER SWEET
= Gk: to impale
on the cross; fig. to extinguish (subdue) passion or selfishness: --crucify
/// a stake or post (as set upright), i.e. (spec.) a pole or cross (as an
instrument of capital punishment); fig. exposure to death, i.e. self-denial
by impi. the atonement of Christ.
SUMMATION: MAKING THE BITTER SWEET
15:22-26) So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the
wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness,
and found no water.
And when they came to Marah [bitter], they
could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were
bitter: therefore the name of it
was called Marah. And the people murmured against
Moses, saying, What shall we drink?
And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD showed him a tree, which when he
had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a
statute and an ordinance, and there he proved [tested]
them, And said, (1) If
[CONDITIONAL] thou wilt
diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, (2) and wilt do
that which is right in his sight, (3) and wilt give ear to his
commandments, (4) and keep [guard, protect] all his statutes, [PROMISE] I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have
brought upon the Egyptians: [ON
WHAT AUTHORITY?] for
I am the LORD that healeth thee [Jehovah
healeth = Gk:
rapha’; to mend (by stitching), i.e. (fig.) to cure:--cure, (cause to) heal,
physician, repair, X thoroughly, make whole.
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