Find and Buy the TreasureBro. David Chancellor
5/30/2010 11:00 AM
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
The kingdom of heaven’s like a treasure hidden in a field. The treasure is in a field and people don’t know it’s there. If you knew it was there you might view that field differently. The one in this verse keeps silence until he buys the field.
In salvation there is something valuable that is hidden from most of humanity. They don’t seem to know it’s there. When they discover it, they should be willing to pay whatever it takes to get it. It’s a wonderful things to be able to say, "I found God and he’s mine."
It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.
When we find God, we don’t have a lot to say about him until he is ours. When he’s yours, you can boast that he’s yours.
If you’ve found out about this treasure, make it yours. Don’t hide it once you have it. Tell other people about it. God has made many wonderful things available to us in this life.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
When he found the one that excelled all others, he sold everything else and bought it. We’re all seeking for something. When you find what you’re looking for, all that you have isn’t too much to get it.
In both cases, they sold all that they had to obtain it. Jesus encourages us to put all of our eggs in one basket. The world would tell us to diversify. Spiritually, too many people are doing that. Pick the winner and you’ll do really well. Find the pearl of great price and spend all you have on that. It will hold its value regardless of what the circumstances around us may be. The world might think it’s bad investing, but to us it is a sure thing.
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness, if therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other, or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other, Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Find the sure thing and stick with that. The most sure thing about this world is that you’ll lose it. Lay up treasure in heaven. You don’t have to worry about it being stolen from there.
Be focused on the one thing that matters. To try to serve both brings destruction. Focus on God and living for him. The one thing that is sure is God. It’s worth selling out to get the pearl of great price.
The most miserable man is the one holding onto God and mammon. That one is a hypocrite who has settled for mediocrity. Choose God. Be able to rejoice in having the best thing. We can have unshakeable confidence in God. There’s nothing more sure than putting your faith in God. There’s benefit here and in heaven. Keep your eyes on the greater reward. God is worth everything you have. There’s nothing that compares to a living Savior. Jesus is a direct link to God when we pray. He created this world and it responds very well to his word. He brought hope and life for the soul.