“You shall eat nothing leavened; in all your dwellings you shall eat unleavened bread.”
August 14, 2022
During the Jewish Passover meal, they have a little game. The father will take some crumbs of leavened bread, along with some cookies or cake, and put it on the mantle, on the bookshelf, or under the couch. Then, the little kids will burst into the room to try to find a crumb of leaven in the house. And they say, “Papa, papa, there’s some leavened bread.”
Their father comes in with a feather and a wooden spoon, gets it, carries it to the fire, and throws it in. Why? Because there’s to be no leaven in the house when you take the Passover. What is God saying to us? Leaven is symbolic of sin. When we come to the Lord’s Table, how do we come? With clean hearts—no unconfessed or unrepented sin—because we are celebrating the Lord’s Passover. We’re celebrating what the spotless, sinless Son of God did for us. When we come to the Lord’s Table, we’re not coming to mourn a corpse; we’re coming to hail a conqueror.
Set aside time to prayerfully confess any sin in your life today.