The Kingdom of Heaven is Like…Treasure Hidden in a Field

Matthew 13:44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.

Do you view salvation to eternal life in Jesus Christ as the greatest treasure you could ever encounter?  Once you found it, would you give up everything to preserve it and to take ownership of it?  That’s what the Kingdom of Heaven is like.

How many of us, however, just go about our daily routines

as if Jesus merely accessorizes our lives? 

If we were to lose what we paid no price to gain,

would we think, “Oh well.  Easy come.  Easy go?” 

Or would we be in a panic, desperate to get it back?

Money—you can’t take it with you.   Lake houses and fancy cars—they’ll get passed on or sold when we leave this earth.  Stocks and bonds and gold and silver will all be left behind.  But salvation is different.  The martyred missionary to the Auca people in Ecuador, Jim Elliot (1927-1956), said it this way,

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”

Do you view the Kingdom as that kind of treasure?

kingdom of heaven is like treasure

Categories Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals | Tags: | Posted on July 11, 2013

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