Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof. Matthew 13:31-32
Today we are going to take a look at two parables, one about the mustard seed and another about the leaven, however both of these parables are about the same thing, the Kingdom of God. Jesus starts out by saying “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a grain of mustard seed” So to understand how the Kingdom of God is being created Jesus uses the analogy of the mustard seed.
Jesus point here is “the mustard seed is the least of all seeds” , Christ point is the mustard seed is very small, however when it’s planted and grown, it becomes a large tree. This is essentially describing the ministry of Christ. Think about it, Jesus came down from Heaven, born of a virgin, grew into a man, and started his ministry on Earth with just 12 Apostles. Eventually over time it’s become the largest religion in the world, with Billions of followers.
But also we can look at this from another perspective, the Kingdom of God is continually growing today, everyday the gospel is being preached to the world, and everyday souls are becoming Born Again and reconciled back to the Father into the Kingdom. The Kingdom of God is continually expanding and it’s essential we fulfill the Great Commision (Matthew 28:19) as commanded by Christ himself
Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. Matthew 13:33
Jesus uses another illustration here to prove the same point, this time its about using a little leaven (yeast) to make a whole loaf of bread, it’s the same with building God’s Kingdom, it started small (Christ ministry) and has expanded into what it is today. Again the point is God’s Kingdom is continually growing , even today until the fullness of the Gentiles
Preach the gospel to everyone! (Matthew 28:19) Jesus commanded these words for a reason because the Kingdom of God is still expanding as souls are being Reborn everyday! Amen!