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03/06/2009

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Don't Forget The Yeast


"Don't you know that a little yeast works through the whole batch of dough? Get rid of the old yeast (1 Cor. 5: 6 & 7)....

When I was in about the 4th grade, my sister was a freshman in high school and taking "Home Economics" for the first time. For those of us who remember, this was a class in which one could learn to cook. My sister learned a recipe for biscuits and decided to make them for the family..I guess all of the mixing and baking went well. but for biscuits these little guys would have made great hockey pucks..You guessed it....She forgot to add the baking powder.

There is a one verse parable about yeast in Matthew 13:33; "The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked through the whole dough."

Though our lives and circle of friends may seem small, we can add a little of God's yeast to a world that is given to sin. The parable says that the small amount of yeast worked its way through a large amount of dough. Its kind of like that ripple we see in a calm pond when we throw in a pebble. One small pebble is able to make many ripples. As we add our yeast and one life is turned to the Lord, often that person will add that same yeast to another portion of dough.

As we read the Book of Acts, we see the yeast at work. Through persecutions and hardships, the yeast of God's Word went with those who accepted Jesus into their lives. Their world was being leavened by their efforts. There is some bad yeast out there too you know. 1st Corinthians 5:8 tells us of the "yeast of malice and wickedness." It is up to us to leaven our world with the good yeast of God's Word. How much of this "good yeast" am I bringing into my world?

Have a wonderful day...Let your light shine for Him...hmmmm..Its kind of like the yeast isn't it.... Love mark Phil. 4:11

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