Know When to Leave Leaven!
A father named Tim had been a member of a particular church since he was a boy. Recently, however, he had become alarmed by increasing hypocrisy within the church and had become grieved by the tolerance of worldly influences, which were quickly spreading throughout the fellowship. He did everything he could to encourage the church leadership to hold fast to the Biblical truth on which it had been founded; however, as the church continued to embrace more of the world’s ways, he realized that his efforts were in vain and that he needed to leave.
After Tim left, he made a heartbreaking discovery. While he had been trying to help the church, the “leaven” of worldliness had infiltrated the lives of his own son and daughter. They now rejected God’s standards and desired to be like their worldly friends.