The Greatest Discovery of All

Sunday 30th July 2023

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Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52The Greatest Discovery of All

Our text tells us that the pearl merchant was “in search of fine pearls.” For him, it was a lifelong search. Day by day he looked at pearls, sizing them up, passing judgment on them in the hope of someday finding the very best pearl. If we are going to find the pearl of the kingdom of heaven, we, too, must be in search of it. To look for the pearl means you and I will be open and receptive to what we want.

When we find the kingdom of heaven, we receive as by-products certain qualities of life. First, we seek the Kingdom and these values are given to us. What we are talking about is: To be in the kingdom of heaven is to be happy here and now. To have the kingdom of heaven is to have peace of mind and heart. The kingdom of heaven is also a condition of love.

Suppose now that you have found the great pearl of the kingdom and you knew that it was the real thing, what would you do about it? What did the pearl merchant in the text do about it? Our text says, he “went away and sold everything he had and bought it.” This means that he realised that the value of this one jewel was worth more than all of his other pearls and all his possessions. Like the merchant, we want to buy this great pearl. To get it we sell all that we have because it is worth it. It reminds us of Jesus’ sermon on the Mount, “Seek first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added to you.”  IL-WOONG.

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