Only the Bible teaches us about God’s grace.
Jesus taught two little parables. The first is about a man who found a treasure and was so filled with joy that he “went and sold all he had and bought the field” where the treasure was hidden. The second was about a man who found a priceless pearl and “sold everything he had and bought it” (Matthew 13:44-46).
What is most important to you? Family? Home? Job? Reputation? Portfolio? All of these? Something else? We work hard to achieve these, grow them, and protect them. But is there anything that would make you willing to give all that up? Some face the loss of life’s treasures in tragedies and misfortunes, but they do not choose to give them up.
It might be helpful to ask the question a bit differently. When your life comes to an end and you must give up all these things, what will be most important to you?
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Author: John Braun
Volume 108, Number 2
Issue: February 2021