“Clean out the old yeast so that you may be a new batch of dough – you are, in fact, without yeast. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.” (1Co 5:7 NET)
There is a really interesting Jewish tradition called “Kashering” which happens at Passover. A family cleans their home of all yeast/leaven or anything non-kosher prior to the holiday.
Rabbis instruct, “Only utensils that can be scrubbed clean should be kashered.”
Leaven is equated to sin in the New Testament -in that it quickly grows bigger. I love that Believers are referred to as utensils in God’s hands and that Jesus’ sacrifice has cleansed us, making us useful to Him.
“So then, let us celebrate the festival, not with the old yeast, the yeast of vice and evil, but with the bread without yeast, the bread of sincerity and truth.” (1Co 5:8 NET)
For years now I have been aware of God’s kashering of my family. Cleaning our vice & evil, leaving behind sincerity & truth. It is not always a pleasant experience but the results are beauty and freedom and usefulness.
Sanctification is a lifelong process from what I can see. My old ways are hard habits to break. Thankfully God is not daunted by the ginormous task of making me more like Jesus. I am already clean in His eyes, yet the process continues…
Thank You, Lord, for continuing The Cleanse. Make us more and more like You until The Day You appear and complete the job 👍🏼👍🏼 I know You always perfectly finish what You start! (Philippians 1:6 )
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