Thursday, November 12, 2015

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THURSDAY, November 12

Matthew 16:6 Jesus said to them, “Watch out, and beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”
When it comes to yeast, a little goes a long way. A tiny bit can cause a big batch of dough to rise, and by saving a small piece of the risen dough, yet another batch of bread can be made. One tiny bit of yeast makes a lot of bread.

The Pharisees and Sadducees have some bad attitudes—some potent and dangerous yeast. The Pharisees treat anyone who doesn’t think like them as being beneath their notice. The Sadducees are champions of the status quo, doing whatever is necessary to keep the Romans happy so they can maintain their positions of wealth and power. Do any of us really want to be around people who treat others like dirt, people who are so enamored with their own status that they willingly compromise their core principles just to maintain their own influence?

It’s no wonder Jesus warns the disciples (and all of us) to be on guard against such attitudes. But like a bad attitude, a positive one can prevail too—good yeast makes for tender and tasty bread.

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