“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.”Matthew 13:44-46
Peace and good to all.
If I may share my insights on the quoted gospel of our Lord.
The gospel speaks about the value of the Kingdom of God. That the Kingdom of God is so infinitely valuable and priceless that one who finds or discovers it, would be willing to stake his all, just to have it.
But why is the Kingdom of God worth that much? Why would one give all that he has once he finds it, why would one be willing to trade-off everything to have or be in the Kingdom of Heaven?
Because everything that a man longs for is in there. Everything that he needs, is in the kingdom. It is not, however, the material or mundane things that give temporary pleasures that would be found there, but that one which would satisfy the deepest needs of our soul. That unexplainable joy that you feel upon finding it that is eternal and goes directly to the core of your heart. That stillness of your mind, of your heart, of your being, that you will never get from anywhere except in the kingdom. If all these can be found in the kingdom of God, would you not be willing to trade off everything for the sake of the Kingdom of God? Will you not renounce everything that would draw you away from it?
The Kingdom of God cannot be bought. It is not for sale. It is not a form of exchange too that can be bartered. It is hidden like a treasure as Jesus said. You have to look and search for it like a trader. And, it is only by the grace of God that one will find it and be brought in it. It is also thru the same grace of God that one will understand the priceless and precious value of to be in the Kingdom of God.
The Kingdom of God is the treasure of a man’s soul. Let’s pray for God’s mercy that we find it or that we be brought in it.