May 9, 2024 – 05/09/2024
5 – The Grace of God
9 – Fruit Bearing (+) / Judgement (-)

Galatians 5:9 (NKJV): A little leaven leavens the whole lump. 


Well, my dear friends, I hope you are hungry today. I want to feed you some tasty bread. Jesus is called the Bread of Life in John 6:48. In John 6:35, it says, “And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to Me shall never hunger.” 

When Paul spoke to the Galatians, he was helping them understand how the wrong kind of “spiritual food” can cause you to fall back into the law. Paul encouraged the Galatians to cut off the one who was troubling them. This one was preaching something other than the liberty that the Cross brings. Paul reminds, “For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” (Galatians 5:13 NKJV)

You see, my friends, Paul used the leaven of bread as an example of how spurious teaching can significantly harm your spiritual walk. Leaven is used as a metaphor, and in the Greek, it means mental and moral corruption, viewed in its tendency to infect others. Leaven implies fermentation which is the process that changes the entire lump of bread. If you are entertaining the spiritual food that takes your freedom in Christ from you, it will infect your walk!

Stay with the Bread of Life. Jesus will not only feed you but also give you life.

Declaration: I eat the Word of God daily. It nourishes my inner man and gives me life. I have liberty in Christ Jesus. By God’s grace, I am fruit-bearing.

From My Book: Numbers That Preach