Just A Thought for August 9
August 9, 2016
Just A Thought for August 10
August 10, 2016
Just A Thought for August 9
August 9, 2016
Just A Thought for August 10
August 10, 2016

The Kingdom Is Like Leaven

leaven

 

Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened” (Matthew 13:33). Jesus spoke about leaven in both a bad context such as the leaven of the Pharisees and here in a good context. Some believe this parable is about bad because of the uses of leaven, woman, and hid. Regardless, there are seven parables in Matthew 13. Each are about the kingdom of heaven and its operation here in earth. A couple of days ago I talked about bad leaven. Here we see leaven is neutral. Whatever you put it in, it does its work, whether good or bad. The kingdom is actively working in the earth. It’s often hidden from the world and just quietly goes about seeping into all of society around the world. It started with Jesus and then 12 disciples, and has already grown to an estimated 2.2 billion. The goal is that whole be leavened. Yeast is like an influence which starts small and grows. We are part of this hidden leaven.