The Pearl of Great Price

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.
— Matt. 13:45-46

What do you value the most in life? What is something that you would sell everything you own in order to possess? What is the Pearl of Great Price? Is it a 19th century translation of an Egyptian Funerary Document? Is it a 75 pound pearl that a Filipino fisherman found inside a giant clam in 2006 valued at 100 million dollars?

Jesus, as the King of the Kingdom of God, is the pearl of great price, and He is worth giving all to possess! Matthew’s phrase “Kingdom of Heaven” simply means every place and heart where King Jesus is willingly elevated as Savior and King!

Matthew Henry says of this parable: “All the children of men are busy; one would be rich, another would be honourable, another would be learned; but most are deceived, and take up with counterfeits for pearls. Jesus Christ is a Pearl of great price; in having him, we have enough to make us happy here and for ever. A man may buy gold too dear, but not this Pearl of great price. When the convinced sinner sees Christ as the gracious Saviour, all things else become worthless to his thoughts.” Today, go to Him as your most valuable asset and speak to Him and treat Him as His worth deserves. It will cost you nothing, and yet it will cost you everything. Freely you have received, now also freely give Him away to others...

In Prayer Today:

Confess to Christ your appreciation that ultimately it was not you who found this Pearl, but this Pearl that found you!