March 12, 2012

Matthew 13:44-46

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. (NIV)

 Have you ever wanted something so much that you were willing to part with other things to get it? It sounds like "the kingdom of heaven" is one of those things. Selling everything to buy a field or a pearl of great value will certainly change the way one lives. 

And here is part of the challenge we read, giving up everything for the kingdom will change our lives. We must ask ourselves if we are willing to sell-out for the kingdom. Are you?

What do you find meaningful, confusing, or challenging in this passage?