Woman and her Meal


Matthew 13:33; Luke 13:21

For a full treatment of this parable of the housewife using her leaven and meal in baking, as well as an exposition of the symbolism of all Bible parables, the reader is referred to the author’s work on All the Parables of the Bible. Briefly stated, the Parable of the Leaven represents degeneracy in power, a breaking in upon divinely ordered fellowship, and the corrupting influence of apostasy. Many women, like Mary Baker Eddy, founderess of Christian Science, were guilty of mixing leaven, which in the Bible symbolizes evil, with the meal.