PARABLE OF THE YEAST OR LEVEN
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PARABLE OF THE YEAST OR LEVEN Matthew 13:33, Luke 13:20-21
Parable of the mustard seed andthe Leven
Both are about the Kingdom
Both Speak of small beginnings
The focus of the leven is not large andsmall but rather a hidden beginning thatwill result in the completion of God&#39;s workin the Kingdome.
Not the same as yeast
Leven is old fermented dough
Yeast is the driving force behindfermentation, the magical process thatallows a dense mass of dough to become awell-risen loaf of bread. And yet yeast isnothing more than a single-celled fungus.
Small is Beautiful
Lots of pressure to be grand
Grand is not the norm
The effect of Leven is hidden
Matthew 13:35 (NLT)
35 This fulfilled what God had spokenthrough the prophet: “I will speak to you inparables. I will explain things hidden sincethe creation of the world.”
Matthew 13:44 (NLT)
44 “The Kingdom of Heaven is like atreasure that a man discovered hidden in afield. In his excitement, he hid it again andsold everything he owned to get enoughmoney to buy the field.
Matthew 11:25 (NLT)
25 At that time Jesus prayed this prayer:“O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thankyou for hiding these things from thosewho think themselves wise and clever, andfor revealing them to the childlike.
Luke 10:21 (NLT)
21 At that same time Jesus was filled withthe joy of the Holy Spirit, and he said, “OFather, Lord of heaven and earth, thankyou for hiding these things from those whothink themselves wise and clever, and forrevealing them to the childlike. Yes, Father,it pleased you to do it this way.
Luke 18:34 (NLT)
34 But they didn’t understand any of this.The significance of his words was hiddenfrom them, and they failed to grasp whathe was talking about.
God Likes hiding things
Requires &quot;leaning in&quot;
Taking time to pursue
Spending the money to pursue
Humbling yourself to pursue
Matthew 13:33 (NLT)
33 Jesus also used this illustration: “TheKingdom of Heaven is like the yeast awoman used in making bread. Eventhough she put only a little yeast in threemeasures of flour, it permeated every partof the dough.”
Luke 13:20 (NLT)
20 He also asked, “What else is theKingdom of God like?
Luke 13:21 (NLT)
21 It is like the yeast a woman used inmaking bread. Even though she put only alittle yeast in three measures of flour, itpermeated every part of the dough.”