The Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls. When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it! -Jesus
This might be the shortest parable in the Bible – just two sentences!
The note in my study Bible interprets the story as meaning that “the kingdom is of such great value that one should be willing to give up all he has in order to gain it.” The parable is most often interpreted that we are the merchants and God is the priceless pearl.
However, perhaps Jesus is teaching a different lesson. What if God is the merchant and we are the pearls? After all, the parable begins “the Kingdom is like a merchant”. What’s the implication of this alternative lesson? Can you fathom it?
You are the fine gem God is seeking! He gives everything in order to claim you as His own! (tweet it)
Jesus is describing His own sacrifice. He left heaven to take the form of a human, experience our condition, and die to bring us into His presence forever. He gave His life to buy our freedom.
Do you see yourself so highly valued by the God of the universe?
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