The parables that Jesus used to tell us wise things and to stimulate our thinking to the understanding of spiritual truths are interesting to be sure. MATTHEW 13: 46
What is Your Pearl?
What’s all the talk of a pearl in the ground
that by a person there was found?
What strange actions he or she displayed
to bury the treasure and to go away!
Then to search for the owner of the land
asking to buy it, by insistent demand.
What did the owner of the land comprehend
as he considered the price of this land?
“Why so insistent and willing the buyer to pay
for this land a great price anyway?”
Appearing reluctant but with silent glee,
he sold the land for a very great fee.
The buyer was happy, for we understand
that he could now hold the pearl in his hand.
So often, hidden in the rough things of life,
there is a pearl, a pearl of great price.
We must position ourselves it to own by
becoming the owner of the place where it’s sown.
The process requires that we active be
in taking note of opportunities.
When we then find a thing we desire
we must produce action the thing to acquire.
We must be willing to pay the price,
negotiating though by sacrifice.
The question is this:
“What’s your Pearl of Great Price?”
What is the thing for which you will strive,
although it costs you a great sacrifice?
I do understand that we also apply this “Pearl of Great Price parable” to salvation. I think it can be applied in that way as well. We do pay a price for the gift of the salvation that we receive. We don’t earn it, but it has a price, the price of being to Jesus, a servant for life.
I think the parable is also applicable to the assignments we have from the Lord; the work He gives to us to do. He puts into our hearts the desire to do what He wants us to do, “Continue to work out your own salvation in fear and trembling for it is God Who works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.” Philippians 2:13
Sometimes the “desire” which God has placed in us looks impossible. Our job is to find a way to get it accomplished. My “Pearl of Great Price” may be different than yours; so what is your “Pearl of great Price?” Sometimes we call them “GOALS,” so what is the primary goal for your life? Whatever is yours and whatever is mine, there is a price to be paid to own it.
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