Have you ever vacuumed your refrigerator? Call me a Martha, because I did today. I also vacuumed the cupboard drawers before wiping everything down, just to make sure I got all of the crumbs and onion skins out of the way.
I cleaned out three bathrooms, vacuumed three bedrooms, and washed down the entire kitchen. Tomorrow I’ll move on to part two–the basement.
All that cleaning got me thinking of the painstaking task the Jews had of removing leaven from their homes in preparation for The Passover. Every corner of the house and every cupboard was swept clean to ensure that every trace of leaven was removed. Not a single crumb was left behind.
Through this ceremonial cleansing we see the extent that the Jews were willing to go through to remove sin from their lives. In fact, many still do this today.
So what about us? What does the Bible say about our sin, and the housekeeping we need to do? That those who truly love God are ready to put aside the sin they once served to walk in holiness and truth.
Perhaps you have purged sin from your life, but is every corner swept clean? Are you the same person inside your home as you are outside the walls? If you’re a good wife, are you the same faithful person in private as you are when he’s around? And, what about your heart? Is it full of anger, pride, or hate?
The Bible instructs us to examine ourselves to see if we are in the faith. Ask yourself if you are living out the faith you profess, and if not–if there’s any trace of leaven to be found, you’ve got some housekeeping to do.
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If you would like to know more about The Feast of Unleavened Bread, watch my video with Pastor Dan on Youtube as we share a chapter from our book, The Beauty of Jesus Revealed in the Feasts. Click here.
Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? (2 Corinthians 13:5, NIV)
Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.
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