Is Your loaf leavened or Unleavened?

 

In the body of Christ, there is a lot of leaven; in the words of the Apostle Paul “…Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole loaf.”

Therefore, purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover was sacrificed for us. Therefore, let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.  1 Corinthians 5:7.8.

Sincerity, eilikrineia; Strong’s #1505. Literally “judged by sunlight.”  The word alludes to dimly lit rooms in Oriental bazaars where earthen potteries were displayed. Unprincipled merchants used wax to patch pottery or cover defects.

Wise buyers would hold up the pottery to the sun and judge its quality by the sunlight. Eilikrineia is transparent honesty, genuine purity, manifested clarity, and unsullied innocence. It describes a person who does not fear close examination of his motives and intent, because he has nothing to hide.

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Nov 01, 2012 @ 01:18:55

    The more I read your word studies, the more obvious it is that God’s timing is perfect. Greek is the perfect language for communicating specifics it seems. I know it is no coincidence. Great word selection, Manny.

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    • Mannyr
      Nov 02, 2012 @ 15:38:20

      I have found word studies to be veryyyyyyyyyyyyyy interesting. They seem to help me focus better on the verse and helps me to meditate on the definitions. Thanks for commenting Chris. p.s. Do you live in a Fort? Pretty neat.

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