“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.” (Mat 13:44)
What would you give everything you own for? What value would you prescribe to an object that you would sell absolutely everything you own just to get a hold of?
Jesus talked about the treasure hidden in the field as being like the kingdom of God. It was an analogy described to encourage us to see the real importance associated with the gospel.
Jesus and the message He gave us of salvation and the coming of the kingdom of God are to be valued beyond all we own. Everything we have and all that we are is to be committed to the cause of Christ. The value we prescribe to Him can never be enough; He is beyond the value of creation itself.
Quick Prayer: You are beyond all value. Amen.
“But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ.” (Phi 3:7–8)
Value is a concept that is important in all businesses. We need to express true value to our clients and customers to ensure their business and to get them to purchase our products or services.
How we value something determines what we will pay for it. When we value something very highly, we will sacrifice a lot to attain it. Here Paul puts his previous life and wealth into perspective compared to the value of knowing Jesus. He counted all his previous gains and what he had lost as pure rubbish—just nothing—compared with the relationship he now had with Jesus. Are we that committed?
Quick Prayer: All value is expressed in You. Amen.