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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Contentment Is At Hand, Regardless Of My Circumstances

In review of Matthew 13:45-46 it says, “The Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant... who, when he has found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.”

Bottom Line:
Heaven is better than the choicest pearl, do whatever you can to obtain it.

What this means to me:
The Kingdom of heaven is much like the best pearl imaginable. It is wise for me to give up all I have in order to have it.

Today's verses are the second part of two parables told by Jesus regarding the value of Kingdom. In both parables we see something of immense value is found, high enough that it is worth making major change in this life to order to obtain it.

Jesus tells me that the Kingdom of Heaven is more valuable than anything else we can have. The man who discovered the treasure hidden in the field stumbled upon it by accident but knew its value when he found it. Although the transaction cost this man everything, he actually paid nothing for the priceless treasure itself. It came free, with the field. Likewise, nothing is more precious than the Kingdom of Heaven; yet God gives it to us as a gift.

Today’s verses are a reminder that often what we need is right before us, we just don’t always recognize it. We may be continuously searching for what is perceived to be the best in life... and we find it right there in our midst. Today I will ask the Holy Spirit to open my eyes so that I can see what I already have. God has given me great provision, the perfect answer to the problem. He knew would come before I even knew it existed. And He has given me hundreds of promises in His Word to guide me through the problem toward the provision.

So am I giving away my most valuable assets because I don’t recognize their worth. Heaven’s highway is paved with gold, so God knows a little something about great wealth. He says that all the riches in the world are His, and He promises to meet each and everyone of my needs.

I can stop scrambling. God can find a way to provide for me in any of my circumstances. I just need to be willing to hand Him what I have. He will lead me toward the greatest treasures I could ever see.