Scripture: Jesus said, “What shall I compare the Kingdom of God to? It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough.”  Luke 13:20-21, NIV
Yeast In Your Bread
    Noah and the Ark; Moses and the tablets with the 10 Commandments; Adam and Eve; Jesus born in a manger; angels in heaven, playing harps. . . . Subjects familiar to even non-church people because they are shown so often in art and cartoons. Still, many people have no idea of the story behind the images, or the role they play in the Bible and God’s kingdom.
    Mention the Laws of Moses and most people think of the Ten Commandments as the entire package, when in truth, there was an extensive body of laws specific to everyday needs of a community, both social and sacred.  When is the last time you sat down and read the Book of Leviticus?
    Read Leviticus 14 to learn what was required of the owner who finds mildew in his house.  Gleaning the fields is specifically mentioned in Leviticus 19:9-10. 
    Leviticus goes beyond the Commandments to get to specifics. Remember the man who asked Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” Leviticus gets down to the nitty-gritty, and covers all kinds of situations.
     “Do not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block in front of the blind.” Why? “Fear your God. I am the Lord.” - Leviticus 19:14. 
    How long after entering the “land” and planting a tree before you can eat the fruit of it? See Leviticus 19: 23-25.
     Read Leviticus 19:28 first before you  rush out and get a tattoo, and maybe you will change your mind  . . . IF you respect the Lord.
    I had been wondering what in the Bible was responsible for the practice of depicting the departed floating on clouds, robed in white, playing a harp. Clouds and white robes of linen are mentioned often in Revelation. The “Bride” of the Lamb wears white linen in Rev. 19:8; “Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.”
    Those who had been victorious over the “beast and his image and over the number  of  his  name” held  “harps  given them  by God” . . . Rev. 15:2.
    I had read Revelation several times without taking particular notice of the passage on harps. This time, the passage popped out at me. I probably would  not  have  read  the  entire  book again, chapter by chapter, verse by verse, had it not been assigned for Bible Study.
     There is so much yet to learn. So much not yet revealed.  Dust on the Bible? I pray not!  Reading the Word of God is like the yeast mixed in flour, which Jesus said, “work(s) all through the dough.”
    Don’t leave your knowledge “flat.” Fluff it up with some “Yeast” from God.

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