Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees. What the caution was (Commentary: Mark 8:15); “Take heed, beware, lest ye partake of the leaven of the Pharisees, lest ye embrace the tradition of the elders, which they are so wedded to, lest ye be proud, and hypocritical, and ceremonious, like them.” And Matthew added the Sadducees. And Mark added Herod.
Beware the yeast of Pharisees
Mark 8:15 15 Then He charged them, saying, “Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.”
Luke 12:1 1 In the meantime, when an innumerable multitude of people had gathered together, so that they trampled one another, He began to say to His disciples first of all, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
Kingdom of heaven is like yeast
Matthew 13:33 33 Another parable He spoke to them: “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened.”
No yeast in grain offerings
Leviticus 2:11 11 ‘No grain offering which you bring to the Lord shall be made with leaven, for you shall burn no leaven nor any honey in any offering to the Lord made by fire.
No yeast on Passover
Exodus 12:19, 20 19 For seven days no leaven shall be found in your houses, since whoever eats what is leavened, that same person shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is a stranger or a native of the land. 20 You shall eat nothing leavened; in all your dwellings you shall eat unleavened bread.’ ”
Yeast of Pharisees and Sadducees
Matthew 16:6 6 Then Jesus said to them, “Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.”
Yeast spreads quickly
Galatians 5:9 9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump.
Jesus warned of taking the yeast of the Pharisees which was being traditional within their clan, proud, hypocritical and their own made up ceremonies that Jesus had not approved of for the yeast spreads quickly.
Please remember that if we have any hope in our Lord and Savior who gave us “everything” we must continually be faithful to the Lord, first. Remember, God loved us first, even before He created us.
Where there is no sin, there is no wrath, but there will always be faith, hope, love and holiness. Therefore those who have faith, hope, love and holiness will always be found in Jesus’ Book of Life.
God is testing us every day and has given us the right to make our own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods mind?
Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the promises of God’s blessings in His time.
Prayer: Father in heaven, I praise You for Your Son the Holy Spirit. I praise You for Your grace in sending us Your wisdom about “Leaven.” Please bless those who have read this article for they too are seeking Your righteous truth, love, wisdom and understanding.
May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kingdom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but Yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.
I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of the Holy Spirit,