“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field”
Someone once said: “He is no fool who loses the things he cannot keep to gain the things he cannot lose.” That is how a Christian thinks. Mat 13:44-46 says: “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.”
A Christian isn’t someone who isn’t after personal gain, but a person who has discovered that the highest personal gain is found in Christ. The reason Christians take material things lightly isn’t because it is sinful to like good things. Rather, they have chosen to have great things over good things. I value great things, that’s why I won’t trade eternal riches for earthly riches.
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon” (Matt 6:19-21, 24).
Meditate on the text above and the words of these great men as you go about your day today.
I value all things only by the price they shall gain in eternity-John Wesley
I place no value on anything I possess, except in relation to the Kingdom of God-David Livingston