HOST: Michael Whitworth
“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.
All that they had—that is the price that they were willing to pay. Their homes, land, animals, business, possessions—everything. Why? Why were they willing to forfeit everything they owned, everything they had worked so hard to acquire, everything that brought comfort and security to their lives? The answer is that both of these men had found the one item that was worth more to them than all that they owned. It was, to them, a priceless treasure that was worth any sacrifice and any price that had to be paid. These two parables relate to us the great and matchless value of the Lord’s kingdom. Do we really consider the kingdom of heaven to be a priceless treasure? Are we willing to forfeit all that we have to be part of it? The fact of the matter is that there is nothing that can compare to what God offers us in that kingdom, and nothing that we should not be willing to give in exchange for it.
What is it that makes the kingdom of heaven so priceless?
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