Matthew 13:33 “He told them still another parable:” The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough.”
Yeast in the Old Testament is symbolic of evil doctrines, malice and wickedness. It is a type of sin.
Yeast looks like a minor ingredient but a little spoon of it permeates to increase the size of a mound of dough several times.
In this parable yeast sounds like a positive symbol of growth. The Kingdom of God began small and looked insignificant, but it has grown to have the greatest impact on earth that the world has ever known.


About celestecharlene

I served as a medical missionary in West Africa for thirty years treating the sick and establishing health clinics in rural neglected areas.
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