Exodus 12:15-20 15 Seven days you must eat bread made without yeast. On the first day, you must get all the yeast out of your houses. Whoever eats anything with yeast from the first day until the seventh day will be taken away from Israel. 16 On the first day, you must have a holy meeting of the people and another holy meeting on the seventh day. Do no work at all on these days, except to get ready what every person must eat. You may do only that. 17 You must have the special supper of bread without yeast. For on this same day I brought your family groups out of the land of Egypt. So all of you must remember this day as a law forever.
18 “In the first month, from the evening of the fourteenth day until the evening of the twenty-first day, you must eat bread made without yeast. 19 There must be no yeast found in your houses for seven days. For whoever eats anything with yeast, that person, stranger or born in the land, will be cut off from the people of Israel. 20 Do not eat anything with yeast. You must eat bread made without yeast in all your homes.”
In Egypt, the Israelites were slaves, but once they were free, God told them they were slaves no more, but warriors of the Lord. Through the feast of unleavened bread, God was teaching the Israelite that they were part of God’s army.
Exodus 12:17 And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance forever.
The thoughts of warriors are different from civilians, the actions and behaviors of the army are not individual, but they move as one by command.
First – Why did God command the Israelite to eat bread without yeast?
Yeast represents our individual desires. Things that we personally want.
One of the main desires of many people is to have a lot of money. Are the desires to be rich a sin? Are rich men sinners? Just because one is rich, does not make him or her a sinner. But having money and becoming rich as your main focus, goal, reason, and purpose in life, and in things that you do, that is a sin.
As it states in Proverbs 23:4 “Do not toil to acquire wealth;
be discerning enough to desist.”
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Matthew 5:13 – 16 “13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. 14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
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