Monday, May 7, 2018

K i n g d o m   o f   H e a v e n
Matthew 13:45

What is your most prized possession?  What did it cost you?  How valuable is it to you?

In Matthew 13 and verse 45, Jesus spins a great tale about values, “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.”

What is there in your life that’s worthy of your whole hearted devotion?  What is so valuable to you that you’d sell everything you have to obtain it?  This is how valuable Jesus says the kingdom of heaven is.

Knowing God in a deep, personal way is worth giving 100% of yourself in pursuit of that relationship.  Conversely, God is pursuing you by having already given all He has to win you.

You are, collectively and individually, God’s pearl of great value.  He loves you greatly and has paid an infinite price to know you personally.

Play this game with the confidence that comes from being supremely loved.  That is a place of great security and freedom.

Bible Reading Plan:
II Corinthians 6
Psalms 101
I Samuel 15-16