Day 7

“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.” – Matthew 13:44

HGTV had a television series called Million Dollar Rooms. During the show the host walks through rooms which by themselves totaled over a million dollars to construct. These rooms might be bathrooms, kitchens, or game rooms. One line heard throughout the series from owners is that these extravagant rooms are worth every penny. To the average American, who would spend a million dollars on a bathroom? And for that matter, who would spend a million dollars on any one room? It seems a bit excessive, doesn’t it? Obviously the values attributed to things vary among people. Some people in various parts of the world consider indoor plumbing a luxury they can live without while others find the thought of drinking clean water through the tap to be revolting.

Jesus’ words found in Matthew, however, apply to every person, rich or poor. The kingdom of heaven is worth more than anything we can own on this earth. When we say, “Yes!” to Christ we are giving Him control of what we have on this earth. We are declaring that what He promises is better than what we already have or what we could obtain in our own power.

What is God asking you to relinquish control of right now? If we are holding onto it, unwilling to give it up, it is because we do not think it is worth it. We do not recognize the value of the treasure available to us after we let the other go. The man could not purchase the field until he had sold everything else. And we cannot receive from God what He has promised us until we let go of what He asked us to put away.

  • Elaine Saramago

    We can live and enjoy the best we can with what is given to us. We can grow every day from where we came from. But help does in need. We don’t need much just enjoy every day.

  • Roger N Cindy

    This passage and message, while relevant for each generation and church era since the first Day of Pentecost after Christ’s acsension, is particularly important and applicable to His church today. This present era of His church is the final one before His return to establish The Kingdom of God on Earth. May God give us all the wisdom to understand His message and the strength to persevere unto the end.

    Revelation 3:14-22

  • Nata P.

    When Jesus counseled the rich young ruler , Jesus said :” if you want to be perfect, go,, Sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.” ( Mat 21-22 NIV)
    Sometimes we find ourselves making the same mistakes that the young ruler made . Instead of following the king of the world , we follow our possessions.
    Sometimes we are attached to our homes, our cars, our jobs more than we are attached to Jesus and His kingdom.
    I find that life is a battle between good and bad . We need to decide which side we are going to choose. Like in the movies, the super heroes always win and light always overcome darkness. We know that at the end Jesus will overcome His enemies, and He will come back to rescue His people .
    Are we people of God ? Or are we in the middle of the road trying to decide which side to choose?
    May God be with us in the darkness so we can find light in our path and gain strength to follow Him.

  • True Blue

    Amen, I have let it all go, in Jesus name I pray, Amen!

  • Delilah Cruz Rivera

    Amen, I have to let it all go. In Jesus name. 🙏🙏🙏