Parables of Jesus
The Parables of the Mustard Seed and Leaven
31 He presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field;32 and this is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.”
33 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.”
34 All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables, and He did not speak to them without a parable. 35 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
“I will open My mouth in parables;
I will utter things hidden since the foundation of the world.”
God works in unexpected and unseen ways to unveil the mystery.
The parable of the mustard seed shows how God works in unexpected ways and the parable of the leaven shows us how God works in unseen ways through the power of the Holy Spirit. The mystery is that Kingdom of heaven is possible because of the gospel of Jesus Christ and God’s people engaging their community for the cause of Christ.