Tuesday, January 25, 2022
44 “God’s kingdom is like a treasure hidden in a field for years and then accidentally found by a trespasser. The finder is ecstatic—what a find!—and proceeds to sell everything he owns to raise money and buy that field.
45-46 “Or, God’s kingdom is like a jewel merchant on the hunt for exquisite pearls. Finding one that is flawless, he immediately sells everything and buys it.
-Matthew 13:44-46 The Message
44 “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy, over it, he goes and sells everything that he has, and buys that field.
A Costly Pearl
45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls, 46 and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold everything that he had and bought it.
Verses 44-46 studies: The kingdom of heaven is more valuable than anything else we have. A person should be willing to give up everything to obtain it. The man that discovered the treasure in the field by accident knows the value of it once he saw it. The merchant was earnestly searching for pearls of great value; when he found it, he sold everything he had to purchase it.