What is the Value of the Kingdom of God?

Thursday is for Discipleship

There is a value to the gospel and of Christ that is beyond calculation. That is the point of Jesus’ parables in Matthew 13:44-46 (ESV).

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.

Jesus is teaching about what the Kingdom of Heaven is like and he gives these two parables about its value. In both parables, something is found, valued, and then all is sold to obtain it. In both cases the finder values the commodity that is found more than anything they possess, more than the sum total of their possessions. Nothing keeps them from exchanging …

all that they own
all that they know
all that is familiar
all that they had trusted in
all that had been given to them
all that they had inherited
all that they had previously desired, …

for the value of what has been found. That’s what the kingdom of God is like.

Question: Does your discipleship process help or hinder the disciples you shepherd to value the Kingdom this much? 


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