He spoke another parable to them, “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of flour until it was all leavened.”
It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of flour until it was all leavened.”
A little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough.
So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah, and said, “Quickly, prepare three measures of fine flour, knead it and make bread cakes.”
“Nevertheless the righteous will hold to his way,
And he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger.
But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,
That shines brighter and brighter until the full day.
“So let us know, let us press on to know the Lord.
His going forth is as certain as the dawn;
And He will come to us like the rain,
Like the spring rain watering the earth.”
Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.
Unless the Lord had shortened those days, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect, whom He chose, He shortened the days.
Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.
“I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough?
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment,
for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.