God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 13

SMALL THINGS GROW BIG IN THE KINGDOM

He said therefore, “What is the Kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it?  It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches.”  And again He said, “To what shall I compare the Kingdom of God?  It is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, until it was all leavened.”  (Luke 13:18-21)

It’s easy to judge based on appearance.  We know the old saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” but most of us do it anyway.

However, in the Kingdom of God, all is not what it may seem at first glance.

When Jesus wanted to illustrate the qualities of the Kingdom, He used examples of seeds and yeast, small things that become big things when put in their proper place.   His point is that when it’s put in its proper place in your life, even the smallest seed of the Kingdom can grow into something great.

Maybe you don’t see great things in your life right now, but give it time.  Maybe you don’t see many results from your prayers right now, but give it time!

With time and a persistent heart that sows the small bits of the Kingdom into a place of priority, you will see something significant happen in and through your life.

Keep trusting and following Jesus, and as you do, may you find hope in this truth: small things grow big in the Kingdom.

-Pastor Phillip


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