The Kingdom of Heaven is Like…a Merchant of Pearls

Matthew 13:44 45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.

In the second installment of Jesus’ parables saying “The Kingdom is worth giving your all”, we see a merchant who is always on the lookout for the very best pearls.  Just like yesterday’s hidden treasure in the field, today’s pearl merchant gets it: this pearl is worth total sacrifice to have it.

The other day, the family and I went to Cold Stone Creamery where the sizes of ice cream are known as Like It, Love It, and Gotta Have It.  While we were there, I found myself thinking about this parable.

Would the fine pearl of great value be known as Really Gotta Have It, Drop Everything&Get It or Kingdom of Heaven Su-Pearl-ative?  Well, it doesn’t really matter because irrespective of what we might call it, Jesus says “The Kingdom of Heaven is worth giving your all.”

Do you Like It, Love It, Gotta Have It or are you willing to give up absolutely everything for it?

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Categories Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals | Tags: | Posted on July 12, 2013

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