When You're Hoping For A Miracle

When You're Hoping For A Miracle

DAY 4 OF 17

Beware the Yeast of the Pharisees In the Bible, yeast is often a metaphor for pride and arrogance. Why? When you put yeast in dough, what does it do? It puffs it up, and if you put in too much, it blows it up. When you’re cooking, you don’t need a lot of yeast. If you’re making bread, you don’t pour a cup of yeast in. You just need a little pinch. Just like yeast, you don’t have to have a lot of pride for it to take over quickly and get you in all kinds of problems. Recently my wife, Kay, and I had what you might call an argument. We call it a “love match.” After that argument, I wrote down in my journal, “When I’m filled with pride, I blow things out of proportion.” We all do this. When you’re filled with pride, you blow things out of proportion. All of a sudden, little things get you really upset. Whenever that happens, you know you’re dealing with pride. Wherever you find conflict anywhere in the world, pride is always involved. When you’re filled with pride, when you have the yeast of the Pharisees, guess what? You can’t see life clearly. When you are prideful, you can’t see what God is doing in your life. God wants you to be aware of the “yeast of the Pharisees” so that you can more closely follow Him and understand how He is working a miracle in your life. This devotional © 2014 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.


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When You're Hoping For A Miracle

You can live for weeks without food, days without water, and seconds without air. But you cannot live without hope! In this series, Pastor Rick shares how the hope of Jesus’ Resurrection means God is still able to do a m...

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