Water of Gall
Why do we sit still? Assemble yourselves, And let us enter the fortified cities, And let us be silent there. For the LORD our God has put us to silence And given us water of gall to drink, Because we have sinned against the LORD.(Jeremiah 8:14) NKJV
Water is the physical medium in which cause and effect are linked. Water is the essence of free will. God gave us free will and we used it. We’re now living through the consequences.
We’ve been trying to understand water as more than just its physical properties and chemical composition. Its nature is such that God chose to create the universe from water. Creation is what science refers to as the universe. It’s where we live.
We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.– Matty’s Razor
People think that God created the universe to be perfect and then it became corrupted. That’s impossible. The corruption had to be part of its nature from the very outset. If having free will means that we can choose to be evil, then the creation has to be made so that evil is possible, otherwise there’s no free will.
Some people choose, because of free will, to believe that if God knew that the creation would become corrupted, but he created it anyway, that there really is no free will. You’re free to believe that there’s no free will. That’s how free will works. The fallen nature of creation is due entirely to the action of free will, because this is a fundamental property of the substance that we refer to as water.
Water is inherently unstable. It’s liquid form is notoriously hard to contain or control and will damage practically everything in existence given enough time or in sufficient quantity. Water is essential for life, but it will also kill. This duality is captured in the Bible as it is referred to as both the water of life, and water of gall (bitterness). It appears that the tendency of water towards either life or gall is, at least in part, related to an individual’s or community’s attitude towards God.
Gall is defined is a variety of ways, but they’re all related in the Biblical context because they represent cause and effect.
Gall. 1. a : bile; especially: bile obtained from an animal and used in the arts or medicine, b : something bitter to endure, c : bitterness of spirit : rancor.– Gall, definition
2. brazen boldness coupled with impudent assurance and insolence – he had the gall to think that he could replace her
Water of Gall – Navigation
|2||Gall as a Cause||Deuteronomy 29:18-20|
|3||Gall as an Effect||Jeremiah 9:12-16|
|4||We Reap What We Sow||Jeremiah 23:15|
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|Reading plan||January 13|