Most of us know what ‘leaven’ is when it comes to baking bread, etc., but what about the spiritual meaning? Rabbi Steve Berkson takes you through the scriptures that show where the significance of leaven started, how it relates to the sacrifices and examples of how it ruined a whole system of leadership.
- MTOI: Get Out the Leaven, 3 parts
When the disciples reached the other side, they had forgotten to bring any bread. Jesus said to them, “Watch and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” And they began discussing it among themselves, saying, “We brought no bread.” But Jesus, aware of this, said, “O you of little faith, why are you discussing among yourselves the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive? Do you not remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many baskets you gathered? Or the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many baskets you gathered? How is it that you fail to understand that I did not speak about bread? Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” Then they understood that he did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees. Matthew 16:5-12
(Videos are produced by Rabbi Steve Berkson of Messianic Torah Observant Israel (MTOI, mtoi.org). I am not affiliated with MTOI in any way. I have found his teachings to be true to the Bible and I desire to share what I have learned with others.)