Monday, May 24, 2010

The Hidden Treasure and the Pearl

"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.
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." --Jesus, Matthew 13:44-45

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where tieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." --Jesus, 
Matthew 19-21

Wherever you are today, think of where your treasure is. What do you treasure more than anything else...? If it be not Christ, even if it cost you all you have, run to HIM. This is what I have been asking myself lately and is what the sermon in church was over yesterday. Lord, set our hearts on YOU.

May we say, Lord,

But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ--the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. Philippians 3:7-9

Thank you, Lord.

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