A Question Of Worth

Matthew 13:45-46
45…”the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, 46 who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.”


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This beautiful verse is about our wonderful Jesus Who came looking for you and me!

Count The Cost?

Some preachers use this verse to give you the impression that following Jesus requires you to give up everything, as if we need to prove our faithfulness to God.  Heard that before?  Me, too.  Then you’re informed, “You’ve gotta love God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind,” right?  

Inevitably, the next thing you hear is that same person asking you, “Are you willing to give up everything to follow Him?  Are you willing to count the cost?  You must be like the merchant in the parable who sold ALL that he had to buy that pearl of great price!  Do you love Jesus that much?”

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Implication, Implication, Implication!

Does any of this sound familiar?  You know what this person implying, right?  That you don’t measure up and that God is angry with you, as if somehow you must prove yourself worthy of His love.  Implication, implication, implication.

Yes, those things are in the Bible and, yes, Jesus actually said them.  Why?  Because that’s what the Law required.  The truth is, you and I can’t love Him like that.  Try as we may, inevitably we fall flat on our faces!
 


It’s All About Jesus!
You and I are poor, blind, and naked.  We are bankrupt!  We don’t have anything of value to trade for that pearl or anything else of any value, for that matter.  But that’s what you get when self-righteous man puts “man” in the center of the picture, making it all about man.
This parable isn’t about you and I AT ALL.  It isn’t about us who are bankrupt selling all that we have to buy it.  The key word here is BANKRUPT!  THE HERO IN THIS STORY, THE MERCHANT, IS JESUS!  We are the pearl:  Yep, you and I!  He gave up everything He had to buy us back.  It’s all about JESUS!
(For more on this parable and why Jesus began teaching in parables, follow this link:
 
That’s how much we are worth to God. That’s how precious we are in His sight! Our Father isn’t looking at us to see how much we love Jesus. He isn’t insisting that we prove how loving and devoted we are.  He loved us while we were yet sinners, totally UN-LOVABLE.

It’s not a question of worthiness:  IT’S A QUESTION OF WORTH.

2 thoughts on “A Question Of Worth

  1. The Glory Hallelujah LORD JESUS CHRIST never trust those who did all the things dishonest with their Poison Heart (BLACK SHIT HEART) , Cheating , Beating and kill Others (War) Because of get jealous (Money Face) and using that SHIT RUTHLESS n BADNESS GHOST DEVIL BLACK Magic SAKA control everything ( That SHIT BUSTED of MALAYSIA Muslim Gavermment) , therefore has been told , they using that SHIT and their religious beliefs of the SHIT DEVIL ( Malay Muslim) , they will gets back to them the SHIT of BADNESS* From God Words * REPLIES* the economies of Muslim Malaysia will going down and down , as soon as quickly as faster as possible will BANKRUPT..!!! The Super Knowledge n Empowered Of Hallelujah LORD JESUS CHRIST Have Mercy and Shine Through the Truth to the Whole World 💟 GOD BLESSINGS 💟 AMEN n AMEN..!!!

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