Matthew 13:45–46 (ESV)
The Parable of the Pearl of Great Value
45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a
merchant in search of fine pearls, 46 who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.
In the parables of both the hidden treasure and the precious pearl, Jesus reinforces
this basic truth: earthly possessions cannot compare with the immense value and cost of God’s kingdom. We must not press the details of these parables to say that one can buy entrance into God’s kingdom by sacrificing all possessions. We inherit
the kingdom by grace through faith in Christ, who purchased and redeemed us with His precious blood.
I pray: Heavenly Father, grant me Your kingdom and Your righteousness. Amen.