See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. Hebrews 12:15How often do you go to pull up a weed or root from an old plant and if you don't get it all, meaning down to the entire root, it will no doubt pop right back up and continue to grow? Sin is like that. It can grow and spread it's roots and has to be yanked up. If not anger, and a host of other things can be the result.Often times if there has been generational sin, or a sin that is deeply rooted and not dealt with, it can continue to grow and affect your life and even possibly influence future generations. Sexual immorality, greed, hatred, lying, lust, addictions, and anger towards being rejected, need to be nipped in the bud, confessed, and dealt with. If you don't purge your life of certain things you will end up being bitter not better and hurt many people as a result.If you identify with Christ and are His followers that does not mean you are perfect but it means you need to seek things above and walk a life pleasing to Him. If you are hanging on to junk in your life that separates you from Him deal with that before it does become an entrenched root.PRAYER: Lord I come to you warts and all. There are times I have done things or said things that have broken your heart. Bring to mind any thing I need to confess to get rid of any bad roots in my life in order to bloom with the fruits of the Spirit. In Jesus' name. Amen.