The kingdom of heaven is like something precious buried in a field, which a man found and hid again; then in his joy he goes and sells all he has and buys that field. (Matthew 13:44 AMP)
We look at this man and the treasure he has found in the middle of the field and begin to wonder what is so special about this treasure that would cause the man to not only re-bury it, but sell all he has to find the treasure again? It makes no sense to us because it really doesn’t seem logical to do what he has done. Who would first off find a treasure and then put it back in the ground? Some times we have to do things that do not make sense to us in order to obtain and maintain kingdom treasure. This man did not want anyone else to get his treasure and I disagree with his actions at this point. In receiving a heavenly treasure we should strive for everyone to have that same type of joy and treasure that we are experiencing and have found.
As Christians, it is our responsibility to let people know that the joy we have the world couldn’t give it to us but only Jesus can! Our joy and contentment with the Savior should be so overwhelming that we would do anything to hold on to it. As we see in this story the man wanted so much to keep his treasure that he sold all he had only after putting it back in the ground. I charge you at this moment to take time out to visit the place you originally found the Lord. Think of the experience that you had when you first came to Christ and how overcome you were with joy. You were ready to save everyone and do whatever there was need for you to do. You were God’s special, chosen child! I can imagine that is how this man felt when he found his treasure. Every now and then we need to go back and visit our original Christ experience. Remember that the gift God has for you is truly for you. No one can take that from you at all. I know we have always seen the commercial that asks “What would you do for a Klondike bar?” I instead raise the question of what would you do for Kingdom Treasure? I don’t know about you but I would do anything to guarantee the treasure God has given me stays with me. I also will share the gift of Christ which is salvation to all. Remember that there is no need to keep the treasure for yourself but to share it with all. Christ died so all could be saved and receive eternal life. Don’t forget to share the gift with all you encounter.
-Min. Andre’ D. Waller
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