From Pastor Perry

08/21/2017 Matt. 13:31-33

Matthew 13:31–33 (ESV)

The Mustard Seed and the Leaven

31 He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. 32 It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”

33 He told them another parable. “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened.”


In telling this parable, it is important to take in Jesus saying “The kingdom of heaven is like…”.  We see that he is making a comparison of kingdom growth to a mustard seed.  The Lutheran Study Bible states: “These two parables contrast the small beginnings of the kingdom of heaven with its exceptional, though hidden, growth. God is active in small things, even though His presence may not be evident. Jesus’ ministry had humble beginnings, but its expansion has been miraculous. God uses even our small efforts to accomplish His purposes.”


I pray: Lord Jesus, use my feeble testimony to further the growth of Your great kingdom. Amen.


 Engelbrecht, E. A. (2009). The Lutheran Study Bible (p. 1608). St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House.

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