18 Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? 19 It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.” 20 Again he asked, “What shall I compare the kingdom of God to? 21 It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds[a] of flour until it worked all through the dough.”
Jesus had just set free a woman who had a disease for eighteen years on the Sabbath day, He was then challenged by the ruler of the Synagogue, so He made two comparisons of what kingdom of God like.
One is a mustard seed and the other is yeast. People may have different explanations about those two comparisons, but what I believe is that both mean such a “small” element can become or affect a “big” body.
The tiny mustard seed can become a huge tree (kingdom of God) and a tiny
amount of yeast can leaven the whole dough.
Jesus warns us to be careful about what we “think” and how we “see”. (the Sabbath regulations were more important to the leader of the synagogue than Jesus setting the woman free)
Proverbs say “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.”
Today, there are many things happening around us (family, church, work place..), can I see it through Jesus’ eye?
Written by Allen Leu