Mark 8:15-18 (NKJV) 15 Then He charged them, saying, “Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.” 16 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “It is because we have no bread.”17 But Jesus, being aware of it, said to them, “Why do you reason because you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive nor understand? Is your heart still hardened? 18 Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember?
Leaven represents wrong or evil teaching. Leaven represents wrong teaching that is made to taste good to the natural man. That is what is going on in liberal churches today. In their attempt to reach out to the unsaved and keep those who are in the congregation, they present wrong teaching that is pleasing to the people. Today, we have a lot of liberal churches trying to please people to the point of deliberately presenting wrong teachings so that even the unsaved will like the teachings and stay. Sadly, too many liberal churches are filled with people who will only feed on wrong teachings because it is pleasing to their taste. It is what their itchy ears want to hear, because it allows them to continue on in sin. It makes them feel good about themselves even when they are living in sin. My friends, Jesus warns us about these wrong teachings. Jesus says don’t miss this spiritual truth. Study God’s Word, read it, understand it, and keep it richly in your heart. So that you can recognize wrong teachings and not feed on it. For it will feed your old nature and keep you in bondage to sin. Rather, feed your new nature in Christ Jesus the truth of God’s Word which is the Bread of Life because the Word of God reveals Christ to us. In Christ we are a new creation. Because Jesus has set us free from sin, that we may live a life that is pleasing to God. Remember that my friends.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.