Paul comes right out of the gate without mincing words, cutting corners, or pulling punches. Once again, he is straight to the point. If you are ever going to be free and no longer a slave to the master of bitterness, no longer an inmate in the prison of bitterness, the first thing you have to do is release your bitterness.
It may sound contradictory, but we really do believe in a God who is unbelievable and in this magnificent book, Paul tells us that what God has done for his people is unbelievable and what God wants to do through his people is unbelievable. God has taken the lowliest of the low and raised them to the highest of the heights. Just as in the beginning, God created something out of nothing. God in his magnificent grace claimed that which was lost, raised that which was dead, redeemed that which was enslaved, restore that which was broken and reconciled that which was separated.