My husband and I had a discussion the other day about leaven. Galatians 5:9 reads, "A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump." So, what does this mean? After reading in the Bible dictionary about leaven, I had two thoughts.
I feel that most scriptures can be applied two ways--personally and for the world as a whole. It is up to each of us to decide how to take each scripture into our hearts and utilize them in our lives.
For me as an individual, this scripture tells me that if I want to make changes in my life, even small changes for the better will make my life as a whole better.
What I learned about the world in this scripture verse is that it takes just a small amount of people striving to do the right thing to make a huge impact on the world. I think of Abraham pleading with the Lord to save Sodom & Gomorrah for the righteous' sake. God was willing to save the city if there were even just 10 righteous people found. A righteous soul must be an incredibly strong force for good!
So, what do you think? What are your feelings on this verse? I hope that you've found mine to be a little uplifting--then it will leaven your whole soul!
Please feel free to take this print as a reminder that small things can bring about big changes for good. Make sure to use it for PERSONAL USE ONLY, though please! HUGS and happy Wednesday to you all!