- 9 months ago
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." (Matthew 13:45-46) It's spring time - which means garage sales will be popping up everywhere! Now is the time to buy an old dresser or seldom-used kitchen gadgets. The hunt is on for that thing that you must have that you never knew you needed! Jesus tells this story or a merchant searching high and low to find some fine pearls. When he finds them he sells everything in order to buy them. The story doesn't imply what he had before didn't matter or didn't have any value. The purpose was to point to the exceeding value of the fine pearls. The answer to Jesus story is connecting the allegory of the fine pearls to trusting Jesus as your Savior. The question is, do you see the value? We'll talk about this today in Philippians 3.