"A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough." NIV
"A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump." KJV
The process of making bread dough is fascinating if you watch how the yeast causes the lump of dough to literally double in size. In a similar way, false teachers and worldly ideas added into the Truth of the Gospel can change the Truth into a large lie. Allowing ourselves to commit "small little sins that won't hurt anything," will cause significant damage to our Christian testimony and our relationship with our Lord. If we test all things by the Word of God, we will be alert and able to identify these "small little yeasts" and get them away before they cause damage to our churches and our own spiritual relationships with our Lord.
Heavenly Father, we humbly ask your forgiveness for allowing bits of yeast to enter our lives. We trust in You to give us discernment and boldness to identify and destroy those things that subtly try to invade the Truth and lead us off the path. We pray this in Jesus' name, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC