5:1 It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father's wife. And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you.
Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people—
—1 Corinthians 5:1-2, 6-9
by: Trisha Gerstel.
Like any relationship, our connection with Christ must be nurtured. Too often, we allow the things of this world take precedence in our lives, and only when that leaven has spread and we find ourselves tangled in a mess of our own creation do we turn back to the Lord. If we wish to retain the peace of Christ in our hearts and to live in the freedom that only He can impart, we must remember to cultivate our relationship with Him. We must turn to Him every day, reading His Word, speaking to Him in prayer, and listening to His Spirit in our hearts.