THE HIDDEN TREASURES AND PEARLS

Matthew:13.44-46
“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls.
When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.

Again the kingdom of heaven is likened to a man who sold all he had to acquire another of greater value. This treasure must’ve been very precious to him for him to have sold everything he had. I believe God did same, by giving his only begotten son to die for you and I.

However, reading the story again opened my eyes to understand what it meant to seek first the kingdom of God and its righteousness( Mathew 6:33).

1. The man in the story sought after a treasure and found it. The kingdom of God could be likened to this treasure, a treasure to be sought for. A treasure to seek first before any other thing.

2. The man in the story sold everything he had after he found the treasure. He made the treasure a priority to the extent that he gave up every thing he had. This shows how much he wanted the treasure. How much do we want the kingdom of God? How much do we want God? The decisions we make reveals how much we do.

Seeking first the the kingdom and its righteousness is like searching for a treasure or a pearl and going out of your way to have it. Going out of your way has never been fun or easy, it has been the very opposite but the end result makes it worth it.

With everything you have, seek after the most precious treasure of life, God.

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