Jesus on the kingdom of heaven
Begin with prayer, opening your heart to His Word and Spirit.
Read 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.
Jesus tells the stories of two different people. The first person accidentally finds a treasure that had been hidden in a field. The other person searches for pearls of great value. Both, upon discovery, recognize they have found great treasure and are willing to sell everything to secure it. Jesus, in using these illustrations, is trying to help the disciples and teachers of the law understand that a new day has dawned. These Kingdom teachings go far beyond what they have previously understood and thought.
Lord Jesus, help us to give everything we are and have to you for your glory and the extension of your Kingdom. Amen.