The kingdom of God is a treasure.
Text: 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.
The kingdom of God is so valuable so that losing everything on earth to gain it is a happy trade-off. If we lose everything to have it, it is a prudent sacrifice.
According to our text today, we discovered that the kingdom of God is a treasure. The man in the parable sells everything he has while Paul, the apostle, suffers the loss of all things that he might gain Christ, the author of the kingdom.
The key lesson here is that the kingdom of God should be more valuable to us above every other, seemingly good things.
This scripture is not in any way talking about buying or barter for the kingdom, or to negotiate for it. It’s received without pay.
The point of selling everything in the parable is to portray what is the utmost in the man’s heat, whether Christ and His Kingdom or the worldly possession (Matthew 6:21).
If your utmost priority is fixed on the kingdom, then luke 12:32 comes to play in your life.
Desire Gaining access to the Kingdom.
As sweet and glorious the kingdom of God is, it’s unfortunate that not everybody gains access to it.
When something is considered to be treasurable, everybody without that wants to have a share of it. But as it’s in the case of the kingdom of God, it’s only reserved for the few people who have identified with the Lord of the kingdom, Jesus Christ. Without Him, you may be desiring the kingdom, but you can never attain it.
Whatever you might have gotten in life, if you have not gotten the Kingdom, you have gotten nothing. But the question is, what are you willing to sell- let go of to acquire the kingdom? (Luke 18:22).
The kingdom of God is a treasure worth living and dying for.
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Lord, thank You for Your Kingdom that is unequal to anything on earth. Today lord, I accept the gift of the Kingdom through Christ Jesus into my heart, and I ask You for the grace to guide this treasure generously, amen.
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