“Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed. Therefore let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth” (1 Corinthians 5:7-8).
Reread Exodus twelve and thirteen and when you know that this is a type to the arch-type Christ, you know that all of this fits together, just as the Lord intended. You have been given the insight and so celebrate, not as one without hope, but as one who knows that all hope has been fulfilled. Let your praise and worship be pure and without malice. Let you inward life reflect the change Christ has made in you.
The Lord desires that we be rid of the old habits of the old Adam. The building up of the fellowship is not about feeling good about ourselves, but about learning how to be like Christ. We are to seek the rising of the new man who seeks after the Lord always. Look for the Lord’s character in His Word and have that be your character, caring for the other as the Lord conforms you to His image.
Lord, grant me a heart of charity that I may be a willing vessel who lives out Your Gospel of truth. Lead me by Your grace to know that all I do is nothing compared to all that You do, which is the salvation of souls. Yet, I have my part. Lead me in that part that I would be guided by Your Spirit to do those things which need to be done. Grant a willing heart that I may do these things. Amen.