Friday, April 8, 2016

you are valuable

Move a little further and notice that in our job we can be unbalanced.  Often that is out of balance if we lack character or integrity.  We need to be balanced in all of life.  God cares about our inner life.  God cares about our outer life or what we do too.

“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field. 45 “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls. 46 When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it!

The kingdom is often thought to be the treasure.  We have thought and even been taught that we find the kingdom or treasure and leave everything to buy it.  That meaning is wrong for many reasons, and here a few as shared from Pastor Robert Morris shared about the kingdom: you cannot find it, you cannot hide it and you cannot buy it.  If the treasure is the kingdom, realize you did not find God.  God found us!

God went looking for Adam and Eve.  But God found them as he has found us.  We were blinded to God and the gospel.  The kingdom of God is too big to hide.  We definitely cannot buy it.  It is not for sale and if you could, we could not afford it.

We can do enough to get this.  That means we have to turn the meaning around and realize some things about God.  In these verses the field is the world.  The man is Jesus.  The treasure is you!  Everyone in the world understands that Jesus became a man to buy us.

You are His treasure.  You are the apple of God’s eye.  If there was a picture on God’s refrigerator, it would be of you.  Don’t underestimate your value.

Determining something’s value is easy, but we get it mixed up too often.  We value the work things.  God values people.  We too much value things.  Think about it.

The value of anything is determined by what someone is willing to pay for it. – Pastor Robert Morris

What are you worth?  You are worth the blood of Jesus.  You are worth the highest price that has ever paid!

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