Thought for The Day – Monday 21st March

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The Parable of The Pearl of Great price

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.

Mathew 13:45-46

In this parable, a person was willing to give up all his worldly possessions to obtain something of even greater value. In a similar way, the kingdom of God has more value to us than any worldly things – possessions, pleasures, prejudices, or pride. The Pearl is a parable, a moral lesson, about gratitude and the dangers of greed. Because parables offer a moral lesson, being grateful for the things one already has serves as the theme. The story shows that greed can lead directly to evil and explains how we need to be willing to sacrifice everything in our lives for the kingdom.

Becoming a Christian means we believe that Jesus died for us on the cross, and as Christians we have to put God and his will for us first in our lives. I have found that all throughout our service to God and his people, we will be put in situations where others look at us with disdain because our obedience and sacrifice to God doesn’t make any sense to them. But for those who have found the Pearl, it all makes perfect sense. We know that it is worth everything to follow him, to walk with him, to serve him, to lose our lives for him. It is worth selling everything we own to gain Christ.

Since that day I have found that all through our lives, in our service to God and his people, we will be put in situations where others look at us with disdain because our obedience and sacrifice to God doesn’t make any sense to them. But for those who have found the Pearl, it all makes perfect sense. We know that it is worth everything to follow him, to walk with him, to serve him, to lose our lives for him. It is worth selling everything we own to gain Christ. Be obedient to God, he knows the best things for us.

Prayer: Heavenly father, thank you for being with us every second of our days. Help us never to forget that you are the one we need to help us get through everyday, and you are there with us in times of trouble. Amen

Action: Take time every day to thank God for being with you.

This Thought was written by Pat Welsh

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