The next two parables that Jesus gives us in Matthew 13 make me uncomfortable. They always have but especially right now.
44′ “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.
45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.”‘
We are in the process of downsizing our life. I didn’t realize how much of my security is in my possessions. I am in a state of anxiety.
When I read these two very short parables my first focus is on the “sold all he had”, “sold everything”.
The point isn’t about the value of what they had. The point is the treasure that they had found far surpassed the sum of everything they owned.
Jesus is that. Jesus is that treasure. He is worth more than the sum of all I possess. Am I seeing him as a great treasure today? Is he worth more than the sum of all I possess? Am I living like it?
Am I all in?
Is everything I possess his to use? His to take?
Do I trust him with my life?
I have trusted Jesus with my eternity, do I trust him with my today? If I get a tomorrow do I trust him with that too?
Big questions for a Tuesday.