July 20, 2017 – Luke 13:18-19
Then Jesus said, “What is the Kingdom of God like? How can I illustrate it? It is like a tiny mustard seed that a man planted in a garden; it grows and becomes a tree, and the birds make nests in its branches.” Luke 13:18-19.
Jesus knows how to explain the most complex truth with the tiniest thing He created. The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed. How can this be? It is Faith through believing truth. The Word of God contains God’s Truth. Can you see when a heart believes? Can you know when a heart changes? How can you know without a doubt that God is?
One day in a sixth grade classroom, a student asked…Where did God come from? The teacher thought for a moment and answered from the word of God. “In the beginning God…” (Genesis 1:1) His kingdom is built on believing the first verse of the Bible. This believing becomes faith, a faith in the One God and Father, who is above all in mercy, righteousness, holiness, and faithful. He is the Creator.
By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen. Hebrews 11:3. This faith is like yeast, it grows within a person, and others see the faith and become faithful as well.
Have you ever watched bread rise? This is like the Kingdom of God. From a little yeast, it grows and grows from a small bit of dough, to a huge loaf of bread. When you praise God — you are using the air through the body He created. If you are proud of yourself for what you did, you were able to accomplish it through the mind and body God created. The Kingdom of God grows when we praise Him and trust Him. Without His Son Jesus, we walk in darkness, for Jesus is the way and the truth. He is life. John 14:6.
He also asked, “What else is the Kingdom of God like? It is like the yeast a woman used in making bread. Even though she put only a little yeast in three measures of flour, it permeated every part of the dough.” Luke 13:20-21.