Wednesday, August 02, 2006

What Price is God Worth

Jesus said to his disciples:"The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it." Matthew 13:44-46


We often read about those who have great money and how they set no limit when it comes to purchasing something of great value, just so they can have it under lock and key and be the name of the person who owns it. This then is their hidden treasure. Today when we purchase something of value, we guard it so well that no one is to touch, come near or breath on it.

Whatever we buy, no matter what price we pay for it, this is our treasure. There is a saying one's mans junk is another man's treasure. It seems this is a saying for the tag sale, and flea market world, because it is there we buy used goods that once belonged to another. But this happens to be material treasure that we sell all to purchase what we see as a treasure of immeasurable value.

How then do we apply the Kingdom of God then? Well, just like material gain, when we discover God we go to the ends of the earth to buy and keep what we discovered a secret. In this context of buy, it is in the meaning of buying our life by going to confession and purchasing our souls back. In the discovery of the Kingdom of God, we then seek at a great price freedom from sin, to attain the greatest treasure, the Face of God. It is selling all that we hold dear in our hearts that hold us in the material world, that free us, and with joy we go and buy the treasure to keep it with us always.

Is this possible? Yes it is. When God enters your life and you find the greatest most treasured thing that a person will ever have, you will go to great lengths to keep Him there.

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