Worth Everything

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
Matthew13:45-46 (NLT)
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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3 Comments

  1. CHERRILYNN BISBANO on April 26, 2016 at 10:08 AM

    Great way to look at it, Cathy. I pray you had a great time of study and fellowship with Abba.

    • CathyChung on April 26, 2016 at 10:31 AM

      I sure did! Read two books by powerhouse Christine Caine, finished a study about the Names of God, and started another on the book of Ruth. I also read a book about serving the poor (Subversive Jesus), and the other about preparing the 'soil' for transformation (Groundwork). Sooooo productive. I also hiked every day.

  2. Anonymous on April 26, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    YES, I DO SEE MYSELF SO HIGHLY VALUED BY GOD!!! EACH AND EVERYONE OF US ARE SO!!!!!! AFTERALL, HE CREATED US IN HIS IMAGE, AND…………HE LOVED US SOOOOOO MUCH, (LOVES US), HE DIED FOR US, SO THAT WE MAY LIVE…….AND LIVE LIFE ABUNDANTLY!!!!!! THAT ISSSSSS POWERFUL!! PRAISE HIM, PRAISE HIM……..TRUST HIM, BELIEVE IN HIM………….HE IS GLORIFIED! ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA!!!!! PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!! WOW!

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