“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.”—Matthew 13:44–46
There are so many times that Jesus uses money as a way to communicate a spiritual truth. Here his point is obvious that God’s kingdom is valuable enough that a wise person would liquidate everything in order to have it.
What gives these parables their power is that they’re based on genuine financial principles. In the first century a landowner might bury a strongbox full of coins. If it was found by an unsuspected peasant, that peasant might sell everything he had in order to buy that property because the deed would give him the land and everything on it.
Obviously when you find something of value, you’re willing to make sacrifices to own it.
This article was originally published on October 31, 2016 by CDFAcapital.org. Article re-posted with permission. Click here to read the original article.