Elsje and I have been using the old devotional book “Daily Light on the Daily Path” as part of our study of the Word together. It is a precious volume that basically is a clump of scriptures that all have a similar thought or theme. The result is a really rich scriptural meditation that is deeply meaningful and encouraging!
Last night, September 3rd, we read the day’s entry, and my soul was deeply pricked. I want to live with no leaven in any corner of my life. It opened my eyes to numerous areas where I’d allowed the dust to collect in the corners. If you find that you are in need of a fresh sweep of truth through your life, may this be a stuff gust of wind:
Neither shall there be leaven seen with thee in all thy quarters.
The fear of the LORD is to hate evil. – Abhor that which is evil. – Abstain from all appearance of evil. – Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled.
If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.
Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. – Let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. – Such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners. – In him is no sin.
EXO. 13:7. Prov. 8:13. Rom. 12:9. I Thes. 5:22. Heb. 12:15. Psa. 66:18. I Cor. 5:6 8. -I Cor. 11:28. II Tim. 2:19. Heb. 7:26. I John 3:5.