The Pearl of Great Price

It Will Cost You Everything

“The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all he had, and bought it” (Matthew 13:45,46).

The Lord spoke in parables on many occasions while He was here. The “Pearl of Great Price” represents knowing the Lord through His sacrificial death for our sins at the Cross. There is no greater treasure in this life than knowing the Lord Who loves us and calls us to Himself. The merchant in this parable had wealth but was not satisfied until he acquired the “Pearl of great price.”

As we live out our lives, we too will not be satisfied though we might acquire many of the world’s riches until we come to the Lord. Many never come to the Lord and live lives far below what their life could have been in knowing and serving the Lord.

Some think that they will have to give up to much to serve the Lord. The question is: What do you now have that can even compare with knowing and walking with the Lord? A life of fellowship with Him is the greatest life. The Apostle Peter said of it that it was “Joy unspeakable and full of glory.”

The real question is: What is our pearl of great price? What do we value over everything else in our lives? Is it our job, or maybe our bank account, or maybe something else? What can we value more than a relationship with the God that loves us and proved that love by His great sacrifice of Himself on the Cross? He paid the sin debt owed and offers us Eternal Life in His Presence.

The “Pearl of great price” can be purchased by all. It will cost you everything. We are to repent of going our own way and repent of the sin in our lives. We are to place our faith in Christ and His great work at Calvary. We are to make Him the Lord of our lives. The following verse says it well:

“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for My sake shall find it” (Matthew 16:25).

The Lord is saying that if we do not come His way then we will be lost. We lose our life by coming to Christ as Savior and Lord. When we do that we find “Newness of life” in Christ. What we lose is our lost condition. As has been stated; What we gain is a life that is “Joy unspeakable and full of glory.” The Holy Spirit comes to indwell all believers and guide us in our daily walk as we place our faith in Christ and Him Crucified.

So it will cost us everything to come to the Lord, but what we gain is so much more than the “everything” that we give up. We gain the “Pearl of great price.” Paul said it well concerning his life prior to knowing Christ. He said the following:

“I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for Whom I have suffered loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may know Christ” (Philippians 3:8).

Yes, the “Pearl of great price” is worth all we give up to acquire it. As Paul said, “That I might know Him.” We who believe in the Lord Jesus cry out, as Paul did, that we might know Him. That we might draw closer to the One that loved us and died on the Cross at Calvary. That we might forsake the old and have “newness of life” in Him. Once we find the “Pearl of great price” we will sell all to gain it.

“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Always Remember,

God Loves You!

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