HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

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.1 Corinthians 5:7-8

Every day let me keep my Passover to the Lord. Not in the sanctuary courts alone, when the bread and wine pass from worshiper to worshiper — but in the home and the workshop and the world.

Let me begin by putting away the leaven of malice and wickedness from the house of my heart. I shall do well to search for the old evil leaven, as the Jew did with lighted candles.

And let me eat the bitter herbs of penitence and godly sorrow for my past foolishness and evil. It is fitting that I should humble myself. There is too much reason why I should blush to lift up my face to my heavenly Father. The lowest place is all too lofty for me.

But let me rejoice that the ruddy life-blood of Jesus Christ, the Passover Lamb without blemish and without spot, has been shed for the full and free and present and abiding remission of all my sin! Behind it and behind Him, there is safe shelter and unassailable security.

And so let me sing, morning by morning and night by night, my Hallelujah, my loud and joyous Passover Psalm: “You are my God, and I will give thanks unto You! You are my God, I will exalt You!”

This should be the daily rule and precept of the Christian life.

Author: Patriarch Gregg

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