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Jesus compared finding the Kingdom of Heaven with finding something of great value; please use this link and read Matthew 13:44-52. The first two comparisons that Jesus made about the Kingdom of Heaven were about treasure. The first was a man who found a hidden treasure in a field. He hid it and sold everything he had to buy the field and regain the treasure. The other example was a man who knew the value of pearls and when he found the best pearl he sold everything he owned to buy the pearl. The last example was most definitely an example that Jesus' disciples could easily relate to because they were fishermen. Jesus said that just as a fisherman sort the bad from the good fish, God will sort the wicked from the righteous.
Yesterday, I mentioned that the Jewish leaders taught that the kingdom that God promised to establish would save them from the Roman rule. But Jesus was showing them that God had a much greater kingdom He was establishing - the Kingdom of Heaven. God was establishing the kingdom through Jesus. Jesus established the kingdom by humbling Himself and coming to earth as a man. He lived a faultless life and chose to take all our sins on His shoulders and pay the price for us. He died on the cross, but He also had victory over death three days later and the thing that amazes me the most is that He shares the victory with us! Jesus was showing us that God had a plan and a gem of great value that would come in a way that was unexpected. The only price we have to pay for this great gem is our pride - pride because we have to accept that we sin and need a Savior. We just need to believe!
Do you choose to believe in this unlikely treasure? Are you willing to humble yourself and believe that Jesus is your Savior?
This post is linked with Thought Provoking Thursday.