The Kingdom is Like. . . .

One of the things that Jesus does in Scripture is compares things that we don’t understand to things that we do understand.

So, you know, we’ll understand them.

He takes a concept that no of us can really wrap our minds around, the Kingdom of God, and does this – He shows us its complete worth.

He says the Kingdom of God is of so much value, we should be willing to give everything for it. We see Jesus describe it in Matthew’s Gospel this way:

44 ‘The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. 45’Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; 46on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it. 47’Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and caught fish of every kind; 48when it was full, they drew it ashore, sat down, and put the good into baskets but threw out the bad.

It should, and must be our main priority.

It must come first.

God must come first.

It is a pearl of great worth, that everything else fails to compare to.

Yesterday in worship at Asbury Church, I asked my people this question – “Does God define you?”  Is God, and your worship of God, does it define every moment of your life?  Is that worship of God, that relationship with God, is it the main component of your life?

Or is it something you do when you have time?

Does God define you?

Is He, for you, that pearl of great price, that you would sale everything for?

Is He your everything?

If not, you will find all else lacking.

Does He define you?  Is He your life?  No where else, no where, will you find life, other than Jesus.

He must be our pearl of great price.  He must be our life.

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