Sold All He Had

Jesus said in Matthew 13:44-45,

“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.”

We “sell all we have” when we risk putting ourselves in God’s hands alone even though our senses can’t prove our faith. The “treasure” we receive is exactly this relationship where we have surrendered ourselves completely into the hands of our Creator and rely on Him alone.

Most of the time God gives back full measure, overflowing. At other times when God says no, we trust “no” is good for us. Sometimes God hides Himself in powerlessness so that we have to work out our own problems, and that’s how He gives us such gifts as independence, courage, and patience. Our TREASURE is to live contentedly with what God gives. Often we will be surprised by joy.

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