“Fraught”August 16, 2017
Shooter Versus ShooterNovember 23, 2017
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.”
As Matthew Henry observes, just as leaven among unground grain does not work, so the gospel has no effect in souls unhumbled and unbroken for sin. The Law grinds the heart: breaks it up, crushes it, and makes it tender. Then the gospel leavens it and makes it better, sweeter, more savory. But then, once it is prepared, it is put in the oven. Trials and afflictions are necessary to grow our hearts, expand them, make them fit for the Master’s table.
Such a short parable—scarcely one sentence—with so much meaning.