The Kingdom of God is like treasure hidden in a field. It is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. The Kingdom is a treasure worth everything; its value is beyond comprehension. It is priceless. But even in the face of such glory, we are drawn instead, by nature, to the superficial. We willingly exchange God’s Truth for the World’s lies passing up eternity and infinite joy with God in favor of the World’s empty promises and temporary pleasures. We must learn to treat the Kingdom like the treasure and blessing that it is, to be like the men in the parables of Matthew 13 who were willing to give up everything to have it for themselves.
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. 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.
Practice The Way of Jesus:
Contrary to popular opinion, the central message of Jesus wasn’t social justice, community, or even love. It was the kingdom of God. But what is the kingdom? And how do we live into it’s reality? And what will the kingdom do to reshape our life from the ground up? This week, ask yourself: Am I living as a citizen of the kingdom? And consider how you can value the kingdom more in this season of your life.