Yeast Parable

Sunday, January 23, 2022

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33 Another story. “God’s kingdom is like yeast that a woman works into the dough for dozens of loaves of barley bread—and waits while the dough rises.”

34-35 All Jesus did that day was tell stories—a long storytelling afternoon. His storytelling fulfilled the prophecy:

I will open my mouth and tell stories;

I will bring it out into the open

    things hidden since the world’s first day.

-Matthew 13:33-35 The Message

The Leaven

Verse 33: He spoke another parable to them: “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three sata of flour until it was all leavened.”

Verse 33 study: In other Bible passages, leaven as yeast, is used as a symbol of evil or uncleanness. It is a positive symbol of growth. Yeast looks like a minor ingredient, it permeates the whole loaf. Although the kingdom began small and was nearly invisible, it will soon grow and have an impact on the world. 

Verse 34: All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables, and He did not speak anything to them without a parable.

Verse 35This was so that what was spoken through the prophet would be fulfilled:

“I will open My mouth in parables;

I will proclaim things hidden since the foundation of the world.”

Cross References


Luke 13:21; Matthew 13:24; Genesis 18:6; Judges 6:19; 1 Samuel 1:24


Mark 4:34; John 10:6; 16:25


Psalm 78:2

Father, you created us the way you wanted us to be. There is a reason why we have certain talents and gifts. I pray we can learn of them and use them to your will to grow our faith and our foundation of teaching your Word. In Jesus’ name. Amen.