Heaven Is Our Treasure

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. –Matthew 13:44

This is one of the many ways in which Jesus described the kingdom of heaven, it’s like a treasure! What a beautiful way to think about God’s kingdom! And not only is it a treasure, it’s one worth giving everything
up for! That’s how good it will be to get to live in God’s kingdom! And just like it was worth it for the man to sell everything he had to be able to gain that treasure, no matter what we have to give up in this life, the
kingdom of heaven will be worth it!

But I don’t think this is the way we usually think about the kingdom of heaven. It seems that a lot of times, we want to find out the bare minimum we need to do or give up in order to make it into the kingdom. Maybe you want to know how close you can get to sin before it actually becomes sin. Maybe you want to know the exact percentage you’re supposed to tithe in order to make God happy, or how much you really need to read your Bible. So often we’re looking to do the bare minimum that will result in eternal life.

This isn’t how we should think about eternity in God’s kingdom! His kingdom is a treasure worth giving up everything for! So, what is he asking you to give up? Do it, you won’t regret it!