~Hidden Treasure Matthew 13:44
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.
I appreciate and treasure these Kingdom of Heaven
• They do not cheapen or shorten the grace of
• You cannot actually buy your salvation.
• You can declare your appreciation of this
great salvation that is so freely given to you
by forsaking all else to follow the Lord Jesus.
• The treasure of his presence is so valuable to
you that it is worth all that you have and all
that you could ever be.
You see, ultimately, there are
two aspects of the cross
Firstly, is the substitution –
the Lord Jesus Christ, the son of
God and the son of man died in
your stead and paid the legal
price of your sin so that God, the
Father, could justly forgive you.
Secondly, is the fellowship –
you realise that the only real freedom
to live this life in his presence, is to
believe and agree to the fact that you
died in fellowship with him on the
cross of Calvary so that you could live
in newness of life.
In this sense you sell or give over
all that you have in order to
experience the power of his
life and sanctification.
Forsaking all you follow him
whom to know is life eternal.
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