The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible1 Corinthians 5:8
Therefore let us keep the feast…
Not the feast of the
passover, which was now ceased, though this is said in allusion to
it; when the master of the house used to say F12,
``everyone that is hungry, let him come and eat; he that
hath need, let him come (xopyw) , "and paschatize", or keep
the feast of the passover:''
but rather the feast of the Lord's supper is here meant, that
feast of fat things Isaiah prophesied of; in which are the richest
entertainments, even the flesh and blood of Christ; though it seems
best to understand it of the whole course of a Christian's life,
spent in the exercise of spiritual joy and faith in Christ; he that
is of a merry heart, as the believer of all men in the world has
reason to be of, "hath a continual feast", (Proverbs 15:15) of spiritual
mirth and pleasure, rejoicing always in Christ, as he ought to do:
which feast, or course of life, is to be kept "not with old leaven";
in the old, vain, sinful manner of conversation, as before:
neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness;
not in malice to
any man, or one another, nor in any sort of wickedness, living in no
known sin, and allowing of it:
but with the unleavened bread of sincerity;
as opposed to malice, of
sincere love to God and Christ, and to his people: and of truth; of
Gospel doctrine, discipline, and conversation.
F12 Haggada Shel Pesach, p. 4. Ed. Rittangel.
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