Friday, 15 April 2016

THE WORTH (VALUE) OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD

Matthew 13:44-51 NKJV

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls,  who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet that was cast into the sea and gathered some of every kind,  which, when it was full, they drew to shore; and they sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but threw the bad away.

So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come forth, separate the wicked from among the just,  and cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.” Jesus said to them, “Have you understood all these things?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.”

THE WORTH VALUE OF THE KINGDOM
   If you notice, the first two parables in this Bible text both described a man who sold all he had to purchase Field and the Pearl respectively. This illustrations does not mean "the Kingdom of God can be bought" it rather means "The Kingdom of God worth more than what life can offer us" therefore, both men in the illustration sold all they had, so they willingly submitted all they had (including themselves) to the pursuit of the Kingdom of God.

   The other illustration of the Kingdom of God likened it to a dragnet which was cast into the sea and gather every kind. At the end, those who gave themselves and all they had to the pursuit of the Kingdom of God shall be gathered in the vessel (The Kingdom of God) and the bad ones shall be cast into furnace of fire (God forbid this for you and I).

   What is the worth of the Kingdom of God to you and I? Jesus concluded by asking this vital question; "have you understood all these things?". This question is also for all of us.

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