[Jesus said] “Keep a sharp eye out for Pharisee-Sadducee yeast.” Matthew 16:6
The disciples had no clue what Jesus was talking about when he responded to their confession they had forgotten to take break along on their journey. Jesus reminded them of the miracles of feeding thousands on two separate occasions. Why should they worry? Then he said, “Haven’t you realized yet that bread isn’t the problem? The problem is yeast, Pharisee-Sadducee yeast.” (vs. 11). The “yeast” referred to what the Pharisee-Sadducee people were teaching.
Before I began to write this blog, I found an old envelope of yeast in my freezer, and since it had an expiration date of February 2012, I decided to proof it–and old trick I learned from Mrs. Sandell, my high school home economics teacher.
Part of me hoped the yeast was dead, but after letting it sit in water with a little sugar added to it, bubbles formed on the top. It was alive! And, since I do not waste anything, that means in a few minutes (while the yeast is still breathing), I will be in the kitchen mixing up some cinnamon rolls for my husband–even though I’ll be heating up the kitchen on a 109 degree day!
Lord, thank you for giving us proof that good yeast produces good results. Amen.